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Infants & Babies

INFANTS AND BABIES

Healthier Infants & Babies

newbornpic_1.jpgYou do everything to ensure your baby's health: during pregnancy you eat right; you avoid drugs, cigarettes and alcohol (even aspirin has been shown to cause problems in pregnancy); and you take childbirth classes, so you may have a natural, drug-free birth. After the baby arrives, you breastfeed knowing that is the superior form of nutrition; you do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy-have you had their spine checked? A chiropractic spinal checkup can ensure a healthier baby, one with higher resistance to disease and a healthier nervous system.
 

Birth Trauma - The First Subluxation
Sadly, some newborns have unhealthy spines:

The birth process... is potentially a traumatic, crippling event... mechanical stress imposed by obstetrical manipulation-even the application of standard orthodox procedures may prove intolerable to the fetus. The view has bean expressed clinically that most signs of neonatal injury observed in the delivery room are neurological...

     "With the birth process becoming more and more an intervening procedure ... the chiropractic adjustment becomes even more important to the child's future," said the late Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

The Spine & Infant Health

JustinMoss_1_1.jpgOf a random group of 1,250 babies examined 5 days after birth, 211 suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness spinal abnormalities were found in 95% of this group. Spinal adjustment "frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness." The authors noted that an unhealthy spine causes "many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections-especially ear, nose and throat infections."

In one case history, an 18-month-old boy suffered from tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, therapy-resistant conjunctivitis, frequent colds and earache and increasing sleeping problems. After the first spinal adjustment, the child demanded to be put to bed and slept peacefully until morning. His health returned to normal.

     One wonders, what would have happened to this child if he never had spinal care? A life of medicines? Of continued sickness? The two medical doctors who authored the above mentioned study concluded that a chiropractic spinal checkup "...should be obligatory after every difficult birth" and any spinal stress "should be ... adjusted ... the success of adjustment overshadows every other type (of care).

     In another study, of 1093 newborns checked, 298 had upper neck stress and early signs of scoliosis.

     For over a hundred years, doctors of chiropractic have observed often dramatic responses from some infants after a chiropractic spinal adjustment with conditions as varied as Erb's palsy, in which an arm is limp and undeveloped, unbalanced facial and skull symmetry,? foot inversion, colic,torticollis (twisted neck), "nervousness," and ear, nose and throat infections.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

     Babies are very top heavy. Mild to moderate shaking of a child can result in serious neurological damage since their neck muscles are undeveloped. This damage has been known to occur after playfully throwing the child up in the air and catching him/her. The damage caused is called Shaken Baby Syndrome. Not only being shaken or thrown but being spanked can also cause spinal or neurological damage to a child. Any child who has been subjected to this rough behavior desperately needs a chiropractic checkup to prevent possible nerve damage.

When Does A Baby Need a Spinal Checkup? According to chiropractic pediatric specialist, Larry Webster, D.C., there are six times in a baby's first year of life when spinal examinations are especially important:

  • 1. After the birth process
  • 2. When the baby starts to hold his/her head up
  • 3. When the baby sits up
  • 4. When the baby starts to crawl
  • 5. When the baby starts to stand
  • 6. When the baby starts to walk

A healthier spine can improve your life.

Conclusion
GiGiMoss_1.jpg"Our children deserve to be treated naturally, not with dangerous chemical drugs and unproven surgeries," says Bobby Doscher, D.C., director of Oklahaven Children's Center, which is beginning its fourth decade helping indigent children with physical, neurological and emotional disabilities through drug-free chiropractic care.

Do all you can to give your baby the best possible chance to have a healthy life. That includes childbirth without violence, avoidance of drugs and medical procedures (except in emergencies) and breastfeeding. You have your baby's eyes checked, heart checked, ears checked-why not their spine?Postscript

     No matter what disease or condition you have, you can benefit from a healthy spine. Spinal health can be as important for your overall healing as proper nutrition. Are you and your family carrying the vertebral subluxation complex in your spines? Only a chiropractic spinal checkup can tell.

     Among the many things contributing to your health: the quality of the air, food and water you take in; how you handle emotional stress; your inherited weaknesses and strengths; your use of drugs; exercise; and relaxation-a healthy spine is absolutely essential. In some people it is a major factor and can make the difference between a life of health, strength and vitality or a life of disease, weakness and disability.

     A healthy spine can improve your life-see your chiropractor for periodic spinal checkups.

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