statement confuses some people who believe that chiropractic is a
back pain profession. In reality chiropractic deals with
correcting subluxations. Subluxations
are areas of interference to the nervous system caused
by pressure or irritation from spinal bones. Chiropractors correct
subluxations. One of the most common causes of a subluxation in an
infant is the birth process.
Chiropractors have been warning the
public of the danger to newborns from the common birth processes
used today. Birth is a natural phenomenon that should not be
viewed or treated as a medical condition. However, in an attempt
to “manage” the birth process, many problems are created.
prevalent danger chiropractors have been warning about when it
comes to the birth process is Traumatic
Birth Syndrome resulting in the creation of
subluxations. Numerous articles and experts have warned of the
damage that occurs to the nervous system in the neck of newborns
during the trauma involved in the common birth process. This
damage ranges from mild subluxations in the upper neck to more
serious subluxations involving spinal cord damage, neural
hemorrhage and central nervous system problems.
authorities suggest that the position of the mother coupled with
the pulling from the delivering physician has a lot to do with the
creation of these subluxation related problems. When the
delivering mother is lying on her back she is not only working
partially against gravity but she has reduced the pelvic opening
size. These two factors then require the attending physician to
pull harder on the head of the child. This increased pulling and
twisting during the birth process, coupled with a decrease in the
pelvic opening and a non alignment with gravity often set the
stage for birth trauma, subluxation and the resulting problems.
consequences to the
newborn from subluxations caused from birth trauma range from
immediate and severe to hidden problems that may take years to
surface. Some of the more immediate and tragic results that have
been documented are spinal cord and brain stem injuries, brain
bleeding and swelling, neurological deficits, breathing problems
and even sudden infant death syndrome.
The long-term consequences are as
varied as the nerve system itself. Some of the more commonly
mentioned problems that have been linked to traumatic birth are
disabilities, headaches, visual and hearing problems, certain
palsies, and a number of immune functional problems.
Many experts are now suggesting that
birth be handled as a normal and natural process. One of their
suggestions is for the birthing position of choice to be an
of either sitting or squatting, using gravity to assist
the birth process. This would result in less force being used for
delivery and reduce the trauma from birth and the subluxation
Chiropractors have been
stressing for years the importance of having newborns checked for
vertebral subluxations. Checking the spine of an infant is
painless and easy. The importance of a developing baby being free
of nerve interference from subluxation cannot be understated.
Even infants that appear healthy may have subluxations due to
traumatic birth syndrome. All babies deserve the best chance at a
healthy happy life. Babies deserve Chiropractic
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