Traumatic Birth Syndrome
The road down the birth canal and into the world can be a trying one, even more so now, with ever increasing medical intervention and high-tech births. Many may not realize but as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as of May 2013 the US ranked 27th out of 34 countries studied for neonatal mortality, infant mortality and the health of newborns. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1690711
As a result, there have been ever-increasing occurrences of traumatic birth syndrome.
Traumatic birth syndrome describes the presence of trauma-induced skull, spinal damage and spinal misalignment as a result of the birth process. If something alters the normal birth process, subluxations (vertebral misalignments causing nerve irritation) will frequently occur at the point of greatest stress (upper and lower cervical vertebrae).
These issues can range from colic, sleep disorders and symptoms of lowered immunity to poor development and more.
These subluxations have been found to be severe enough to lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as well as creating numerous other disorders common to newborns, infants and young children.
One of the most interesting studies was done by Dr. Gutmann, a German physician. It was based on the examination and adjustment of 1,000 infants. He concluded blocked nerve impulses at the level of the first vertebrae can cause central motor impairment and lower resistance to infections, especially those of the ear, nose and throat. One specific and powerful example of Dr. Gutmann’s case studies describes an 18-month-old boy suffering from relapsing tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, drug therapy resistive conjunctivitis, earaches and sleeping problems. After the first adjustment, the child was put to bed and slept peacefully until morning. The conjunctivitis cleared up completely, and his previously disturbed appetite returned to normal!
Dr. Gutmann said, “Chiropractic can often bring about amazingly successful results, because the therapy is a causal one. The success of this treatment eclipses every other attempt at treatment, including especially the use of medications.”