Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Relief. InfantAcid Reflux, Acid Reflux Relief Infant. A parent may wonder if her baby is suffering from acid reflux. Here are some symptoms that may indicate he is. Does he or she:

  • Have excessive gas?
  • Refuse to eat?
  • Have pain in the abdominal area?
  • Vomit quite a bit?
  • Cry when being fed?
  • Choke when trying to swallow?

If parents can answer yes to a number of these symptoms, they may be dealing with a child with acid reflux. This can stunt the child’s growth, cause breathing issues, and bring on colic. There are a number of reasons that this can occur. More and more evidence is pointing toward the root cause being an injury that was endured during the birthing process, particularly involving the upper cervical neck.


Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help and Is It Safe for Infants?

Misalignments to a baby’s neck can occur during the natural birthing process and even more so if mechanical forceps are used. The unnatural way the head is turned can be enough trauma to the neck to cause misalignments in the upper cervical spine, the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) bones.

At Vital Life Wellness Center, we use a gentle technique that does not involve twisting, popping, or forcing the spine back into alignment. Rather, it is based on scientific methods and allows the body itself to begin to use its natural healing ability once the spinal bones are realigned. This causes no pain to the infant and helps the bones move into place without harmful side effects.

Often, medications that are prescribed by medical doctors come with numerous unwanted side effects. A natural method to help reflux is often safer and more effective. This procedure has been done on many infants with positive results.

A study performed involving 16 infants with acid reflux revealed that once their upper spines were back in alignment, all 16 saw a resolution of their problem. Out of these 16, 10 moms reported having a difficult birth where forceps were used.

We would be happy to examine infants brought to the office and discuss options available to help with reflux. We would also be happy to give more information to parents that may have concerns with safety issues.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at