Traumatic Birth Syndrome
This is a subject nobody likes
discussing. Dr. G. Gutmann, a German medical researcher, however,
discovered that over 80% of the infants he examined shortly after
birth were suffering from injury to the cervical spine, the neck,
causing all types of health problems.
Traumatic Birth Syndrome is not a
new condition. A researcher by the name of Duncan, measured the
amount of force it would take to severely injure a baby's neck
during delivery. He found that 90 pounds of force was enough to
cause still birth, while less than that would cause the spinal
joints to sprain. Duncan commented, "this is not what most
obstetricians would consider a great force."
Dr. Abraham Towbin, from Harvard
Medical School and the Department of Pathology, presented research
at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Academy For
Cerebral Palsy. In his research, he found that "the birth process,
even under optimal conditions, is potentially a traumatic,
crippling event for the fetus."
"Spinal cord and brain stem injuries
occur often during the process of birth but frequently escape
diagnosis." Dr. Towbin continues, "death may occur during delivery
or, with respiratory function depressed, a short period after
birth. Infants who survive the initial effects, may be left with
severe nervous system defects."
about the babies that don't show immediate signs and symptoms of
Traumatic Birth Syndrome? What if the signs and symptoms don't
appear until later on in life? What is the effect on that infant?
How does it interfere with that babies potential to express itself
completely and wholly as a human being? What kind of symptoms and
diseases could it cause later on in life?
The neck is an area of the body
where you can not afford to have an injury remain uncorrected.
Since injuries here can affect the brain stem, all the vital
functions of the body are inhibited. This can occur whether there
are symptoms or not.
Do you remember what happened to
Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman in the movies? He
was riding his horse and fell forward on his head, breaking a bone
in his upper neck.
In an interview he did with Barbara
Walters, you could see that he was unable to breathe without the
use of a ventilator machine. He also was unable to control his
elimination system. Many of his other body functions were altered
"Wait a minute, how could this be",
you might ask." He didn't hurt his lungs, his bowel, or his
bladder, he hurt his neck."
This is precisely the point. When
the neck is injured, the entire body is affected. Similarly, when
there is an injury to another part of the spine, the organs and
systems supplied by those nerves become dysfunctional. These
spinal injuries, called the vertebral subluxation complex, can
alter the course of a persons life if they are not immediately
Several patients come to mind to
illustrate these points. One woman had a full term pregnancy and
her baby was fatally injured from the birth process. This is the
most severe affect of birth trauma. Thankfully she was able to get
pregnant again and deliver a beautiful baby boy. You can be sure
this child receives chiropractic care.
Another patient, a 5 year old child
whose birth was a very traumatic C-section, never had a properly
functioning bladder. Her father, who was an eye witness to the
traumatic delivery, described how his baby's lower spine was
twisted during the birth.
After just a month of Chiropractic
care, the parents were amazed at their child's improvement. They
are now committed to Chiropractic Wellness Care as a way to
maximize their families health potential.
A third patient that comes to mind
is a woman who attended a Chiropractic Orientation one evening
after learning about the importance of Chiropractic from her
After learning about the condition
responsible for "Traumatic birth Syndrome, the vertebral
subluxation complex, she began to ask some serious questions about
her own health.
Jeannie Cavallo Martin of Marietta,
GA, said that when she was born, her mother told her she had
bruises on her neck. She asked if there could be any connection
between those nerves and her thyroid gland. When Jeannie saw the
nerve connection to the thyroid gland from the part of her neck
that was bruised at birth, her mouth dropped wide open in shock.
She said, "that's probably why I developed thyroid cancer when I
was 26 years old." This is a critical realization people! "Why
didn't somebody tell my mother about Chiropractic?" she asked.
Chiropractic patient who began care for a herniated disk in his
neck, indicated that when he was 22 years old, he had his gall
bladder removed. He didn't understand why his gall bladder had
failed at such a young age. The doctors didn't know either. When
he saw his Xrays for the first time, he noticed a huge kink in the
bones between his shoulders. He immediately said, "what in the
world is that, I don't have any pain there!" He was also surprised
to learn that this was the area of his spine where the nerve
supply went to his gall bladder. He wished someone would have told
him about Chiropractic Wellness Care also. He might still have his
gall bladder. His birth was a forceps delivery!
My Chiropractic colleagues around
the world all agree that we would much rather examine and adjust a
newborn baby for the vertebral subluxation complex than do an
autopsy. We would much rather adjust a newborn baby than wait 26
years and learn about young people having cancer or gall bladder
disease in areas where their nerve systems had been injured and
compromised since birth.
The human body was designed to
function as a well oiled machine until the ripe old age of at
least 100. There are people who are living to be 100 years old in
various parts of the world and they are functioning absolutely
Traumatic Birth Syndrome, whether it
causes symptoms immediately or just diminishes human potential
over the course of a lifetime, must be dealt with and dealt with
Don't be fooled if your medical
doctor says your baby is fine. Medical doctors get little to no
training in the detection and correction of the vertebral
subluxation complex and will almost certainly miss it.
Chiropractors, on the other hand,
have been detecting and correcting Birth Trauma Syndrome and the
Vertebral Subluxation Complex for over a 100 years through a
simple and gentle exam.
All children should be examined by a
Chiropractor immediately after birth. Take this critical step to
ensure that your children are as healthy as they are designed to
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