Chiropractors are working on newborns in the metroFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- When most people think of the chiropractor, they think of a sore back, growing up you maybe even heard its a doctor who adults go to.
By: Todd Kurtz, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- When most people think of the chiropractor, they think of a sore back, growing up you maybe even heard its a doctor who adults go to.
That's not the case anymore, chiropractors are working on newborns, as soon as an hour after being delivered.
Jason Ochsendorf/Jayden's father: "He sleeps like a trooper right after we're done."
Baby Jayden has been a client of Dr. Jake Schmitz since he was 9 hours old.
Dr. Jake Schmitz/Freedom Chiropractic Health Clinic: "I was in the hospital and got Jayden adjusted so it was pretty amazing."
Jayden's back for his monthly adjustment. And if you're thinking his dad looks rested, that's because he says he is. And why not he's got a newborn who sleeps through the night, never comes down with those common baby illnesses and he credits it all to the chiropractor.
Jason: "They don't get ear infections as often which is huge it tends to keep their airways more open so they don't tend to be as nasally and congested."
Dr. Schmitz adjusted his own child just 1 hour after birth.
Dr. Schmitz: "When the kid is descending the birth canal they spend anywhere from an hour to 9 hours just spent like this so if any of us would just sit like this for 9 hours you could just picture what's happening."
His philosophy is if the body is formed correctly right away, a minor tweak won't turn into a problem 10 later. As for his clients parents, they're sold. And by the looks of it Jayden is cool with it too.
The couple's first child did not get chiropractic care as a newborn. They say she never slept through the night, and dealt with annoyances like ear infections.