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Chiropractic and Newborns

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I’m sharing some life experience hoping that it will make your experience of life a little more hopeful and pleasant.

I think I’m going to start the first one of these series with one of the most controversial of topics, Chiropractic and children or even younger, infants, dare I say newborns.

A woman’s newborn had a severe neck dysfunction which was causing the babies head to be damaged because it was lying on one side of it all the time.  The medical doctors decided that the best way to treat this was to make the baby wear a helmet all the time.  It didn’t make sense to me because now instead of the bed putting pressure on one spot of the skull, the helmet was.  Kidding, it didn’t make sense probably to anyone because why not fix the neck.

Most people don’t realize that an adult has muscles and ligaments to protect their neck from injury and newborns do not.  The amount of force delivered to a baby’s neck during the birthing procedure is enough to decapitate the baby and in the old days the event was recorded as a still born.  I imagine the baby would be very still without its head.

Much more common are less severe symptoms like seizures.  Not so less severe if it is your baby having them.  20% of the nervous system is going through the neck and when the neck is damaged babies are not going to complain about a low back pain.  They are not going to tell you anything, they are just going to cry and have symptoms such as seizures, or high temperatures or colic.  Or just about anything because the brain does control everything.

Medical doctors will tell you to be very afraid of going to the chiropractor and to never ever do such a horrid thing to your kid.  They’ll treat the situation with medication.  One such medication for seizures is Depakote, a medication that used to be just for adults that have severe bipolar syndromes.  They had to be severe because the drug had such severe side effects that the adult needed to have their blood checked monthly for the liver damage that it caused.  It also caused your skin to become severely damaged, but given to a kid with seizures it could work.

Children with seizures have also gotten over them without toxic medications.  Their parents decided not to listen to their doctor and took the baby to the chiropractor.  Am I saying chiropractors treat seizures?  No, in fact we don’t treat anything.  We adjust the spine because of the tremendous effect it has on our nervous systems.  It’s not scary at all, but when compared to the incredible damage that could be caused from very strong medications, I just wonder if people have a proper concept of what is scary.

I’ve seen people suffer needlessly their entire lives, because they think having a chiropractic adjustment, the safest known therapy to medical science is scary and that taking medicine, the number three cause of death in America is not scary at all.  That is very scary to me.

If you live in the Los Angeles region and find yourself wondering if I could possibly make a tremendous change for good in your child’s life, feel free to call me at 310-663-9975.



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