One of the greatest gifts you can give your newborn is a complete spinal examination by a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors feel strongly that the entire family can benefit by having spinal checkups. The children who have been under regular chiropractic care are sick less often and less severely. They rarely miss days from school. Recent studies have also shown that they have fewer emotional and learning disabilities and other neurological problems connected with childhood. In 1989, a study compared the patients of two hundred pediatricians with two hundred children who had been under the care of chiropractors. Not only was the overall health of the chiropractic children superior to those who had known only medical treatment but they also had fewer ear infections, fewer allergies, lower incidence of tonsillitis and less need to be given antibiotic therapy.