Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Relief. InfantParents may find themselves concerned about how their baby has endured the birthing process. Often when a baby is born, common problems may ensue. The question then becomes should the parents seek further help for their baby? It may be hard to determine on their own, but let’s talk about some common signs to look for that may indicate the child has suffered an upper cervical misalignment as a birth injury.


Signs Indicating There May Have Been a Birth Injury

  • Acid reflux
  • GERD
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections – due to improper drainage of the ear
  • Colic
  • Numerous other problems with digestion

These signs allow parents to know that there may be more going on with the baby than meets the eye. However, just because a baby doesn’t display these signs does not mean he is not suffering. Another area to look at is how he is laying. If he does any of the following on a regular basis, he may have a problem that needs to be addressed:

  • Always laying on his back
  • Always having his head turned in one particular direction
  • The muscles of the lower back, near the pelvis, are uneven
  • One side of the body is higher than the other

While parents do not want to be paranoid about everything that occurs, it is necessary to be alert to these indicators. If one sees that some of these are indeed happening, what is the next step?


Birth Injury and Upper Cervical Care

Upper cervical chiropractors use an alternative form of chiropractic that does not involve popping or cracking the neck or spine. It is a very safe, pain-free way of ensuring the health of our patients. Whether we work on adults or babies, no pain is felt. It is important for the future of a child to start out being as happy and healthy as possible. We can help with that.


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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