5 Reasons to Take Your Baby to the Chiropractor


When a baby isn’t feeling their best, it can be hard to figure out what’s bothering them. Whether you know exactly what the problem is or not, a gentle adjustment might be just the thing your baby is crying for. Taking your baby to a chiropractor will offer you more than these five benefits. Chiropractic care can have a profound effect on your baby’s body and balance to feel better and stay well. Visiting Nelson Chiropractic will help you learn how chiropractic care can help your little one!

  1. Improved Immunity:

Did you know chiropractic adjustments improve immune function?

Yep! The entire immune system is controlled by the nervous system and adjustments give kiddos a jump start in immunity to often help fight off the common kid cooties and infections.

baby getting adjusted by chiropractor
photo source: Infant Chiropractic Adjustment on YouTube
  1. Ear infections

This is the most common reason children get adjusted. Taking your baby to a chiropractor can very often help with ear infections in 3 different ways: the nerve pressure is removed which then opens the eustachian tube and allows improved drainage, chiropractic care improves overall immunity, and it reduces muscle tension to improve lymphatic drainage.

  1. Colic and digestive problems:

About 20% of babies have colic. Babies with colic cry relentlessly, and usually seem to have abdominal pain. Chiropractic adjustments can really help baby by improving vagus nerve function and relaxing abdominal muscles. Some studies show up to 94% of cases resolve with the help of a chiropractor!

photo source: Infant Chiropractic Adjustment on YouTube
  1. Sleep problems:

You read that right! Who wouldn’t want improved sleep for their baby? Adjustments relieve muscle torsion and tension from a traumatic birth and reduce imbalances in the nervous system. We hear parents tell us daily how their child slept better and longer after their adjustment.

  1. Posture problems:

Slumping in car seats and swings, stomach sleeping, and-as babies grow into children-the use of technology & playing sports can all cause spinal issues. Often they prefer these positions because there is already something misaligned in their spines and these positions are the only way they can get comfortable. Do not allow bad posture to be a permanent problem for your child. Take your baby to a chiropractor because chiropractic can help!

Every child is different and every case is different but there is a great chance that helping your baby’s nervous system function improve can improve their health greatly! We specialize in simply helping their little bodies work their best.

To learn more, be sure to attend BLOOM, our event for planning to be, soon to be, and new moms!

Dr Traci Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Traci Nelson-Johnson received her Chiropractic degree in 1998 from Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 2003, she received her Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics signifying three years of post-doctorate education in the care of children and pregnant women.  Dr. Traci loves volunteering at her daughters’ school, being a “dance mom” and going on adventures with her silly girls. 


  1. This is so true! I’ve hard my babies adjusted since birth. They are overall healthy and fight illness quickly. My youngest once had sudden horrible ear pain when she was 2. I got her in for an adjustment right away, the pain instantly stopped at the adjustment. So grateful for this treatment instead of drugs and days of misery.


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