Many parents have reported that their babies have found relief after visiting a chiropractor. It’s safe for newborns within the first few weeks after birth and the benefits are relevant for babies born via C-section or natural birth. Below are a few of the benefits of Chiropractic care for babies:

Boost recovery after birth


Gentle manipulations in certain key areas of a baby’s body can help to ease tension and strain, as well as correct nerve problems that may arise after a C-section or natural birth. The birth process can be traumatic for newborns and can affect the nerves in the body.

Soothe colic symptoms


Colic can have many causes. It may be linked to an immature or underactive gastro-intestinal system, leading to indigestion and gas build up. An immature digestive system might not cope with the gas build up, which is a natural result of digestion, leaving the gas trapped in the gut to cause bloating and pain.

Enhance the immune system

The immune system relies on a healthy spine. Our nervous system runs through our spine and any misalignment can cause the nerve pathways to become irritated. This can affect all systems in the body.

The immune systems is made up of lymph nodes, the thymus and the spleen, which are all connected to the brain by nerves running through the spine.

Reduce general fussiness

It’s not always easy for parents or doctors to pinpoint the exact issues that might be causing babies to become fussy and irritable. However, once sickness has been ruled out, chiropractic sessions can help.

Support physical development

A baby is born with primary spinal curves and in the first year of life, the spine doubles in length while the secondary curves form. This can be a big change in a short amount of time. When a baby starts lifting it’s head the neck curvature forms; when they learn to sit, the lower back curvature forms. However, without proper alignment during these milestones, there’s a chance that the spinal curvatures may not develop properly. This could inhibit a child’s physical development and slow the rate at which they reach those milestones.

If you would like to try Chiropractic care for your newborn, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-993-6008 to make an appointment.



Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!