A video is making the rounds on Tiktok and has inspired a lot of discussion both on that platform and over on Twitter.
In the video, a practitioner at ProHealth Chiropractic in Texas is seen using a chiropractor tool on a baby's back.
The infant was reportedly just 6-days-old.
Right at 6 days old, Carter got his 1st adjustment and LOVED IT🤩💚💙 #newborn #pediatricchiropractor #lovingit #babyadjustment
Reactions were half and half, with negative thoughts on the idea of infants getting chiropractic adjustments on one side and personal stories of chiropractors working on infants on the other.
First, the nay-side.
\u201c@christapeterso What can even be wrong with your back at six days old\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
\u201c@christapeterso I'm 55 and had a back injury 5 years ago and I've never been to a chiro because I don't want to risk worse damage to my back, and this is a SIX-DAY-OLD? What the hell, I'm hyperventilating here\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
\u201c@christapeterso @Solidarity_Star There was a parent at my daughter\u2019s daycare who told us that she\u2019d been taking her son to the chiropractor since he was an infant, and how it was really convenient because it was the same chiropractor where they already took their dog\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
\u201c@christapeterso I used to be a lactation counselor and you would not believe how many people are told to take their babies to chiropractors if they are having trouble breastfeeding. Just terrifying.\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
\u201c@christapeterso WHAT ARE THEY ADJUSTING?! HIS BONES ARE BARELY SOLID.\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
But others shared their personal positive experiences with chiropractors.
\u201c@christapeterso I took my newborn to a chiropractor because she wouldn\u2019t turn her head one way (she was super cramped up and you could feel it bc my wife is so tiny)\nIt helped her a lot and she started using her full range\nThat said,too many chiros are 110% taking advantage and acting unethical.\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
\u201c@LIFOMichael @christapeterso I took my toddler for an adjustment due to an ear infection. The infection cleared but I really didn\u2019t like the way it made me feel so I just use the antibiotics now\u201d— worms cited (@worms cited) 1664349723
At least that newborn has some very relaxed muscles now.