APRIL 2023 – HEALTHY BABIES
It’s a baby boom here at Family First Chiropractic! Over the past several weeks, we’ve added two newborns to the FFC family… and we’re expecting several more soon! We love it when parents who have recognized the value of maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system bring their new babies to us for a spinal checkup. These kiddos are getting a head start on a lifetime of health.
Many of us experienced our first subluxation because of the birth process. Unfortunately, most of us did NOT receive our first spinal checkup and adjustment until several years (or even decades) later. Research shows that it typically takes a while to correct misalignments that have been allowed to remain in the spine for longer periods of time. The sooner a subluxation is detected, the easier it is to correct it. This means that kiddos typically require much less care than adults to reach a Wellness status with their Chiropractic care. And, as any parent will agree, healthy and happy kids make for happier parents!
Here is the story of a family that discovered that chiropractic care was the key to enjoying life with their newborn:
The first five weeks of Anna’s life were miserable. She struggled with reflux, getting very uncomfortable after feedings, and throwing up. We tried everything from Zantac, gripe water and gas drops. Each night Anna would cry inconsolably for around 3-4 hours. It was very hard to see Anna so uncomfortable and not being able to help her. Anna also favored her right side, not wanting to look left. Just when I thought I’d tried everything, Melissa (Dr. Joel’s wife) reached out to me. She’d mentioned bringing Anna in to get an evaluation. At first, I wasn’t sure about Anna being adjusted at such a young age. But after long days and nights I decided to give it a shot. That day Dr. Joel saw Anna and he was confident he could help her out. “WOW!” is all I can say and praise Jesus!!! My husband and I were absolutely shocked how much Anna changed after just one adjustment. After two weeks of seeing Dr. Joel, Anna was completely off all medications and her reflux was almost gone. Anna was no longer crying inconsolably at night, and we were ALL getting some sleep. Anna is now 12 weeks old. She is happy and the best little cuddle bug. I truly believe if we didn’t take Anna to see Dr. Joel, we would still have a very miserable little baby. Thank you, Dr. Joel! Because of you our family is able to enjoy our sweet Anna Louise.
Our mission at Family First Chiropractic is to “Educate, check, and adjust our community toward optimal health… ESPECIALLY FAMILIES.” Every day, we are looking for ways to help families in our community who want to raise happy and healthy kids. If you’re in need of some support getting on the right path to raising a healthy family, we’d love to help! Check out our Healthy Kids page, and message us if you have specific questions. If you want to find out if chiropractic care might be the missing piece of the puzzle for your little one, click the link to schedule an initial consultation for your child. Just like Anna’s family discovered, every family deserves to have the opportunity to enjoy their child.