I consider it an honor and a privilege when mom’s and dad’s drop into my office on their way home from the hospital or birthing center with their newborn baby. This is one of the greatest blessings of being a Chiropractor. Checking the spine of a two day old baby girl is such a wonderful experience. The birth process can be traumatic on her little spine and I am always sure to check the upper neck particularly to make sure it feels fine and free of subluxation. If ever a newborn does need an adjustment, I would liken the adjustment to gently pressing a finger to feel the consistency of a tomato. It is nothing like an adjustment of an adult, or even a small child. When one considers the repetitive stress on the spine and neck from life inside the womb, and then the trauma of the birth process on the newborns neck, I would consider it prudent of every parent to have their baby’s spine checked as soon as possible.