Generally, no. However, very young infants sometimes take momentary fright at the sudden movement and may cry for a few seconds.
Children’s spines are a lot more mobile than those of adults and as a result, usually require only a few adjustments to restore normal function. The actual number of adjustments, however, may vary depending on the length of time that the condition has been present.
This is a reasonable question for parents to ask since the community generally considers the medical profession to have all the answers to every medical problem. Unfortunately, when it comes to subtle spinal problems, your child’s pediatrician is not a trained specialist. The medical profession does have doctors who specialize in spinal problems, known as orthopedic surgeons, but these doctors generally work on the more serious spinal conditions. Few medical doctors, be they orthopedic specialists or pediatricians, are trained to recognize the subtle spinal problems which can cause the conditions listed above.
Take the example of Tiffany, the daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples, who was being treated by a chiropractor for colic. Several well respected medical professors from UCLA were reported in a national tabloid as saying that spinal problems could not have anything to do with colic.
This is an example of not being aware of the medical research studies which have clearly identified a definite link between colic and problems in an infant’s spine. Because the scientific literature identifying the benefits of spinal manipulation for children’s problems is not extensive, it is understandable that medical doctors may not be up-to-date in this specialized area. An excerpt from www.chiroweb.com
Just as many concerned parents take their children to the dentist for regular check-ups, so it is that many parents who are already chiropractic patients themselves are bringing their children to chiropractors to have their spinal development checked.