We have been noticing that Alaska has very stiff arms, favours one side with her head and absolutely screams bloody murder when she is in the car (talk about anxiety attacks listening to her scream while driving on busy roads ermigawdddd). At a recent Gymbaroo session, the instructor was assessing Sass and made comment of her stiffness and seemed concerned that she wasn’t moving as freely as she should for her age. She suggested to see a chiropractor as over the years she’s seen them work wonders on wee babies who are clearly uncomfortable.
I also put a call out on my Instagram page regarding the constant car screaming and was completely overwhelmed with how many of you suggested seeing a chiropractor. I didn’t even realise this was something we could do with Sass, not to mention the excitement I felt reading all the positive success stories.
So I took the leap and went to see a chiro, and I swear to you it’s been the best thing we have ever done in the past almost-four months!!! We have since had three sessions with chiropractor Adam and the results were instant. On the way home from the very first session Sass slept and didn’t cry AT ALL! I had to keep looking back in the mirror to see if she was breathing!
Since then, Alaska has been sleeping better through the day (although she’s still no legend at day sleeps as she’s a chronic cat napper), she’s been AMAZINGGGGG in the car (she may have a little whinge every now and again but instantly puts herself to sleep which is seriously unheard of with my kid!) and she’s so much more flexible with her movement (she can flap about her arms, reach them out fully and appears a lot more symmetrical in body appearance now). All round a much more happier baby which makes me over the moon happy!!!
Adam has been able to identify several sore points in Alaska’s muscles, explaining that it’s very likely caused from her traumatic birth. Alaska was stuck for a very long time which could very well possibly have caused stress on her little body.
Look, I completely understand that there’s a percentage of you who disagree with chiros working on babies, but this is a decision we are very content with. Adam is EXTREMELY gentle on Alaska and has already built a very friendly rapport with her (where she smiles and talks to him and drools everywhere). Adam explains that he works gently on the tension in her muscles and does lots of stretching movements (he used more technical words but to sum it up he DOESN’T TOUCH HER SPINE!!!). Do your own research first, be informed and make your own decision.
According to a lot of people who have contacted me via instagram (see image and comments here) the success stories of seeing a chiro include; Helping with reflux, making car trips more comfortable, making babies less irritable, helping with body stiffness, helping neck movement, encouraging bowels to be regular, reducing sickness like common colds etc.
I would love to hear from you in the comments below if you have had success with your babies at a chiro.
Details of where we go:
South Central Chiropractic- Dr. Adam Rarajewski
t. (08) 9417 9100