Unlocking the Power of Body Work and Chiropractic Adjustment for Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Guide

If you’re a parent who has experienced the challenges of tongue and lip tie with your children, you understand firsthand the impact it can have on their health and well-being. At Rooted Chiropractic in Clarendon Hills, we’re not just practitioners; we’re parents who have walked that same path. Our passion for addressing tongue and lip tie issues stems from our own experiences with our two children. Through our journey, we’ve discovered the transformative power of body work and chiropractic adjustment in addressing these issues.

Understanding Tongue and Lip Tie

Tongue and lip tie, medically known as ankyloglossia and maxillary labial frenulum, respectively, occur when the thin pieces of tissue that connect the tongue or lip to the floor of the mouth are unusually tight or short. This condition can lead to difficulties with breastfeeding, speech articulation, oral hygiene, and even proper facial development.

The Role of Body Work and Chiropractic Adjustment

At Rooted Chiropractic, we offer a holistic approach that focuses on gentle body work and chiropractic adjustments to address the underlying issues contributing to tongue and lip tie and to aid the body’s ability to heal and adapt to a frenectomy. Our gentle, and specific adjustments help the baby release the tension that was previously held through the tie. This allows for improved healing outcomes, aid with typical symptoms associated with ties, and help provide an environment for proper development.  

What to Expect

Body work and chiropractic adjustments for tongue and lip tie involve gentle techniques such as craniosacral therapy, which aims to release tension in the muscles and tissues surrounding the affected area. During a session, our experienced chiropractors will perform a thorough assessment to identify areas of restriction and misalignment. Then, using gentle pressure (the same pressure you’d use to check the ripeness of an avocado) and precise adjustments, they will work to release tension and restore proper function to the tongue and lip muscles.

Benefits of Body Work and Chiropractic Adjustment

1. Improved Breastfeeding:

Many infants with tongue and lip tie struggle with latching and feeding effectively. By addressing muscular tension and alignment issues through body work and chiropractic adjustment, breastfeeding can become more comfortable and efficient for both mother and baby.

2. Enhanced Speech Development:

Tongue tie can interfere with proper speech articulation, leading to speech delays or difficulties. By promoting optimal tongue mobility through chiropractic care, children can experience improved speech development and articulation.

3. Facial Symmetry and Development:

The muscles and tissues affected by tongue and lip tie play a crucial role in facial symmetry and development. Body work and chiropractic adjustment can help to correct imbalances and promote proper facial growth and development over time.

Research and Resources

Interested in learning more about the benefits of body work and chiropractic adjustment for tongue and lip tie? Check out these resources:

  1. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
  2. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics
  3. American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

At Rooted Chiropractic, we’re committed to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs. If you’re seeking a holistic approach to addressing tongue and lip tie issues, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward unlocking your child’s full potential.