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Newborns and Chiropractic

The journey down the birth canal is at times a difficult one. As a result traumatic birth syndrome has become more common. Traumatic birth syndrome describes the presence of trauma-induced skull and spinal damage, and spinal misalignment as the result of the birth process. Delivery can be more difficult because it is usually performed without the aid of gravity, and often with medications that numb the delivery muscles. It should be no surprise that infants often emerge into this world in a subluxated state.

Often the spine of the infant is compressed as it is pushed down the birth canal. Frequently, twisting and pulling during birth cause subluxation in infants. A subluxation is a misaligned vertebra (bone in the spine) that causes muscle imbalance, bone degeneration (arthritis), and most importantly; nervous system interference that causes the body to function improperly and eventually can lead to poor health. Infant subluxations can cause respiratory distress, nerve palsies, torticollis and other illnesses. Often the subluxations remain sub clinical with health issues arising at a later time.

Chiropractic adjustments to correct subluxation on infants are safe and very gentle. The spine is more flexible in children and consequently light force is able to accomplish an adjustment that would require more force in an adult. The popping or cracking sound that grownup often associate with chiropractic an adjustment is usually not heard when infants or very young children are adjusted.

Chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific condition. The benefits of chiropractic adjustments to eliminate nerve interference, however, have been particularly beneficial in small children. Numerous case studies and research projects have shown that young people need chiropractic care as much as, or more than, anyone to encourage proper development and to minimize common conditions. This is because it is the inability of the nervous system to adapt to its environment that allows illness and dis-ease to invade our bodies.

A healthy human, a healthy nervous system, is able to resist illness and dis-ease because we are born with the power to grow, heal and adapt. Only when the combination of physical, chemical and emotional stresses becomes strong enough to overrun the nervous system do we lose our divine capacity to heal, grow and adapt. The chiropractic adjustment helps to restore those capacities. Then the body and the nervous system are able to keep us healthy. Put another way, “the power that made the body heals the body”. This is why conditions as diverse as torticollis, mental disturbances, language development, sinus infections, tonsillitis, stomach problems, poor sleep, seizures, poor coordination, scoliosis, growing pains, poor appetite and inability to thrive are all noted in research literature as conditions that have responded to chiropractic adjustments.

The best thing about chiropractic is that it helps restore your divine order without resorting to medications. Medications are toxic substances that may relieve symptoms, but will leave their toxic mark on a system. Toxicity is a affront to the divine order that allows us to grow, heal and adapt.

The choice is yours; safe, natural chiropractic care, or a lifetime of drugs and surgery.

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