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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.Of 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 authorsnoted 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.
Healthy Children, Happy Parents!
As your child grows, he or she may suffer a multitude of falls, spills, bumps and twists during their normal lives. Just the basics from learning to walk, to riding a bike, to specialized sports activities can cause abnormal stress on the spine. While these stresses may not cause symptoms that a parent may notice or a child may feel, a hidden problem could be affecting your child's health. When interferences to the spinal column are left untreated a growing child will adapt and change to compensate for the problem. This could cause an underlying problem and create trouble for your child's future health. That means your child's immune system becomes fatigued by the stress of a misalignment in the spine or "subluxates". When the immune system is weakened or compromised, disease and infection are given an opportunity to flourish. That is why parents of children with chronic colds, ear infections, tummy aches, asthma, headaches bring in their children to our office. A strong healthy immune system gives your child high resistance to infection, and they stay well. Only a Doctor of Chiropractic has the expertise to treat spinal subluxations. Dr. Wikoff has gone through extensive courses on pediatric health and has a degree in Pediatrics. All three of his children, get regular adjustments and did since birth.
Our office welcomes your children...We have a "family room" with a child's adjustment table, a reception area that is kid friendly with books & toys and we will take great care of your little ones. If you would like more information or have questions we have articles on children under Chiropractic, research information and testimonials from parents that love having their children under Chiropractic care.
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