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Will someone please tell me what a chiro actually does to your LO when you visit? Everytime I hear the word 'adjustment' I cringe. However, I value the mom's here on MDC and I know many of you use Chiros.<br>
Question 1 What do you take your LO in for?<br>
Question 2 What does the doc 'do' to your LO?<br>
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my chiro is VERY gentle with my LO, we took him in when he was two days old and he simply cupped his head in his hands and had him suck on my finger. he put his fingers on his neck and the sucking helped his neck adjust. no twisting or pressure involved, i was totally comfortable with everything he did. he even turned the lights off so he could sleep through the whole thing. very cool.
 

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the elyse: How did that do anything (no pressure or twisting, just kind of laying on of hands)? How did you know that this adjusted his neck? Why did he need his neck adjusted?<br>
I am obviously totally ignorant regarding this kind of treatment and the need there of! I mean no disrespect with my questions. Just a curious mom who doesn't want to miss out on a good thing if need be. Thanx!
 

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well, i'm not 100% positive on any of your questions, i have a really good relationship with my chiro and honestly, i was so tired when we went, i didn't ask questions. but, if you were to visit with one and ask all those things, i'm positive you'll get complete answers. he needed an adjustment because he was favoring one side while nursing, and we had a rough labor. (i pushed for 3.5 hours) no offense taken, i wish more people would chiro their kids!<br><br><br>
i just re-read your post, and i think i didn't explain the adjustment well. ds was laying on the table and, he (chiro) had his hands under his neck and head, and had his fingers on his c-spine, and ds's own weight was enough to move his bones.
 

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my chiro held ds upside down to see if he had tension (this would indicate imbalance according to him). DS was quite comfortable and trusting so he didn't need much, but the chiro held a few spots on his back and adjusted him. There was no twisting or cracking like with adults- its very different!! I'm a fan of chiropractic myself and go whenever I feel 'out', maybe 5 or 6 times a year.<br><br>
For ds though, I just don't feel a huge need to go back anytime soon. If he's with me for an appointment in the future, I'll get him checked then.
 

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I know chiro helps my baby because it makes the fussies go away! If he hasn't been sleeping or nursing well we go for an adjustment and then all is fine again. No twisting, jerking, or cracking involved, just pressure with fingers. He often sleeps through his adjustment; it's *that* gentle.
 

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I have yet to bring in my LO, but I know chiro works because it's worked on ME. I could totally feel the difference and I'm way past due for an adjustment.
 

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mine sort of hold dd up by his shoulder. he uses his fingers and moves them up her spine and gently moves them is something is out of whack. he doesn't "crack" her back or anything. she usually smiles and just sits there for him. i think she's moaned maybe once when she had one out in her neck. but again he doesn't "crack" her, he will just use light pressure with his finger tips.
 

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My chiro explained that he just puts his fingers along both sides of the neck to feel if anything is out of alignment. Then, he just gently presses with a finger to push it back in.<br><br>
By baby had the second vertebra out of alignment, and it was fixed within3 minutes. He didn't seem to notice. He was busy looking around the room at all the new things and feeling the bench with his hands.<br><br>
I took him in the hopes that his fussiness was due to something fixable. He didn't get any less fussy afterwards, though.
 

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We've been taking our little one to the chiro since she was 3 days old. Our chiro is very gentle with children (they are a big part of her practice). DD has favored one side over the other when turning her head, and I've noticed big improvement after an adjustment.<br><br>
The chiro puts dd on a blanket and is very gentle. She checks out dd and corrects where necessary. Now that dd is 5 months old and likes to twist her body around on the floor...sometimes she needs the adjustment just as much as I do!<br><br>
BTW, chiro for many kids will help with fussies and often will cause the little ones to poop - even if they were backed up.
 

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we take our little ones to the chiropractor, but my baby hasn't needed an adjustment so far. If my 2 year old needs an adjustment our chiro applies gentle pressure for a few seconds, or uses a clicking thing to move the bone. it's all very gentle and she enjoys it, an doesn't need to be adjusted every time we get her checked.<br>
I would only go to a chiropractor who specialized n children though.
 

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Our son sees a DO who does only adjustments...nothing at all against chiros, she was just the first recommendation we got after ds was born, and we just love her and haven't changed things.<br><br>
She did craniosacral on ds when he was born, also did sort of percussion with a massager thingy and gentle movements with her hands. Recently, ds took a very. bad. spill. at a party and I took him in....he was so good through it all, (I think his Lil' Critters gummi bears helped too). She stretched his neck, did gentle movements, more massager thingy. She said his whole upper area and neck were like he had had whiplash, thanks to the fall he took. I really highly recommend it.
 

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Thank you everyone. I now have a better understanding about this kind of treatment.
 

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Honestly the thought of going to a Chiro. freaks me out too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Honestly the thought of going to a Chiro. freaks me out too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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The right one can be amazing. i used to totally not trust them then i met Roma (did you hear music with her name, I do everytime.) Wish I could still afford to go...I trult believe that she helped me to get pregnant, I had been extremely screwed up after my m/c. Iwould love to take my LO, but once again, no money.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The right one can be amazing. i used to totally not trust them then i met Roma (did you hear music with her name, I do everytime.) Wish I could still afford to go...I trult believe that she helped me to get pregnant, I had been extremely screwed up after my m/c. Iwould love to take my LO, but once again, no money.</div>
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Oh, I BELEIVE that, no doubt...I just can't quite resolve myself to let someone play with my neck bones. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> If I needed it badly enough I'm sure I'd find a way to get over it though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We LOVE our chiro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I was a bit skeptical at first as well...but then we sat down and had a heart to heart consultation with our ICPA chiro (international chiropractic pediactrics association), and everything made sense.<br><br>
One thing that sold us is our chiro told us what his malpractice insurance is every year.....only like $300......think about a medical doctor....they're talking THOUSANDS there!!!<br><br>
I'm going to try to explain this....but a chiro will obviously do a better job. Think about your body. Every nerve in your spinal cord is connected to something else in the body.....like an organ, etc. Now imagine that a bone is out of place...which then makes the nerve out of place, which makes the nerve goign to an organ or other body part, out of whack. To me, health means that every organ in your body is working at 100%....and in order to do that, the bones need to be aligned so that the nerves can work properly so they can fire the messages the organs and other body parts need.<br><br>
We go weekly for adjustments.....and can see an incredible difference in our bodies. I don't get sick as much...and I used to get sick a LOT. My DD sleeps better, and seems to be happier after adjustements. Her body just overall seems to work better.<br><br>
When we go in...since my DD is 11 months old, she just sits on my lap facing me and I play with her and make silly faces while he adjusts her neck/back. I've never heard a "snap" or anything scary like that. He's always done a wonderful job adjusting her...and myself as well. Our whole family goes.<br><br>
My DD also has never had an ear infection..and both DP and I had severe ear infections growing up as a child. My chiro told me that my DD won't ever get an ear infection if we keep up with adjustments because when he adjusts her, he makes it so that if fluid gets built up in her ear..it can easily be drained out by adjusting her.<br><br>
Check out <a href="http://www.icpa4kids.com" target="_blank">www.icpa4kids.com</a>. I THINK that's the website..but i'm NAKing so i can't go check at the moment. It has some great information...and I'm sure it has the names of someone in your area that you could speak with!<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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