The period from birth to age two is the most dynamic and important phase of brain development in humans. It is a critical period in the child’s neurodevelopment. Interference or damage to a child’s nervous system during this period will have far reaching and permanent effects of the child’s potential and developmental capabilities. These effects will be global in nature and can affect the nervous, immune, hormonal, homeostatic, cognitive, behavioral, organ and functional capacity of the child.
Birth trauma is also responsible for creating subluxations in the infant’s spine. Assisted deliveries, including: C-sections, forceps, vacuum and induction procedures increase the chance of neurological damage to the infant’s spine and nervous system. While many of these traumas go undetected at the time of occurrence, diverse symptoms and conditions can occur later in life as a result of these uncorrected subluxation patterns. Damage in these instances often occurs to the upper cervical (neck) spine and brain stem but traumatization of other levels of the spine are also prevalent.
Check out the video above discussing the importance of bringing your baby to see a chiropractor and a testimonials from Atikus’ mom below.

“I am so incredibly grateful to have been referred to Dr. Kris when my son, Atikus, was about two months old. I was a bit hesitant about my newborn seeing a chiropractor because I never knew they could. Let me tell you, it was the BEST decision. Before seeing Dr. Kris, Atikus had colic every night for up to 6 hours, struggled with latching due to a lip tie, wouldn’t sleep well, had blocked tear ducts, struggled with burping/gas, and I was sure he would need a helmet since he had an elongated head from having a vacuum assisted birth on top of myself being petite. Dr. Kris is amazing – she took on Atikus as a patient and the night after his first adjustment, he slept and his colic time was cut in half! Throughout the rest of his initial treatment plan, I saw huge improvements every week with his sleep, colic, and latch. She also helped his head shape round out! Now he is coming up on 6 months old and he’s such a happy baby! No more colic or blocked tear ducts, breastfeeding is going so much better (even still with a lip tie), he’s hitting milestones early and quickly, and that round head of his is absolutely beautiful. We can’t thank Dr. Kris enough!”

Taryn + Atikus