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Muscle & Joint Stiffness

Hypertonia or stiffness in newborns can make it harder for them to move their limbs. This can be frustrating and lead to a lot of fussiness in your baby, along with other symptoms. Here at our Spokane office, we provide chiropractic solutions to these problems. If your infant is unusually stiff, a simple chiropractic adjustment can make a world of difference.

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What Causes Stiffness in Infants?

Stiffness in infants is often caused by a communication error in the central nervous system. This system facilitates the connection between the brain and spinal cord and regulates how nerves and muscles interact. If there is a blockage preventing proper communications, your baby’s muscles may have a harder time relaxing.

Can Stiffness Be a Serious Concern?

Hypertonia affects balance, coordination, reflexes, and nerve function. In some cases, it may be a sign of a serious medical condition like cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis. However, it’s important to discuss the problem with a medical professional before jumping to conclusions. Along with providing chiropractic care, our team at BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness can evaluate your child in order to rule these conditions out.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

At BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we provide gentle therapies that can be beneficial even to those who have stiffness due to an underlying condition like cerebral palsy. One of our manipulation techniques involves the use of Activator Methods which can ease stiff muscles, improving your baby’s range of motion. 

The best part of having chiropractic care is that treatments are non-invasive and don’t require downtime. A session is relaxing and can even reduce stress in infants, improving sleep quality and alleviating issues like colic.

Chiropractic Care for Infant Stiffness in​ Spokane, WA

Muscle and joint stiffness can occur in infants. When they do, proper chiropractic care can help relax and improve the baby’s range of motion. If you’re interested in learning more, get in touch with our team in Spokane. To get started, simply fill out the form below or give our office a call at (509) 464-0444.


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