Correcting Torticollis With Chiropractic Care | Pediatric Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ
Hi everybody, Dr. Jody Kinney. Today I’m going to continue my series on adjusting babies and children.
This is my patient baby James. He started getting adjusted because he had torticollis, which is a condition where babies sometimes when they’re born have a hyper contracted muscle in their neck and it doesn’t allow them to have full neck range of motion. Or James’s situation his was worse on the left side. And he could only really look to the right so we worked and worked and worked to establish, reestablish healthy range of motion in his neck. And now he’s doing real, real good, but I’m going to show you what we do. Good job. That’s that’s Jame’s sister.
Gentle and Safe Spine Adjustments using the Activator
Okay, so we’re gonna just start at the bottom, we want to make sure the entire spine and pelvis is cleared out of any misalignments or subluxations, because a healthy spine starts at the top and goes all the way down. So as we’re working, I use my little handheld adjusting tool called an activator. And we clear out all the misalignments and little imbalances in his spine. As you can see, his neck strength has gotten so much better, right? Much, much better. So he’s really, really turning right and left pretty good. Now, can you turn this by? Can you look at it? Alright, so I’m gonna have him turn over on his back. So we can see how well his motion is. So this is his left motion, which we really had a hard time doing when we started. And he is so perfect. Again, little finger pressure is all you need to adjust babies. And a little bit of motion one way and the other, just to make sure that every spinal joint is moving perfectly. And then for James, what we really needed to do because he would only turn to the right threshold stretching and to below, he doesn’t love and that’s understandable. I don’t want to stretch. But as we are doing that, over time, several adjustments, weeks of adjustments, we were able to establish that healthy healthy nerve supply and motion and look how good is turning to the right. So that’s how we adjust babies with torticollis.
If your child struggles with torticollis, or any kind of imbalances in their cervical spine, have them checked by a chiropractor. Bring them in, it’s a healthy, safe way for your baby to establish healthy motion. Alright, thanks so much for tuning in. And we’ll see you again!