Seen at 11: Mothers Turning to Controversial Practice of Giving Chiropractic Care for Newborns

CBS New York—May 5, 2016

CBS New York's Meg Baker reports on the new trend that mothers are using to care for their newborns, including baby massages and chiropractic manipulations.

Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains that, "In general, we don't have any evidence that babies are born with any kind of spinal malalignment that requires chiropractic care." She adds that potential risks include "stroke, fracture, disc herniation, [and] spinal cord injury nerve injury. So I would caution any parent that's considering chiropractic care to avoid any forceful manipulation."

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