Last month I talked to you about the fact that is it crucial for children to be checked for Subluxations and that one of the most common causes is the process of Birth. So let’s continue…
I mentioned this earlier; TBS is a problem largely under-reported, and one that most people are very unfamiliar with. Dr.’s Gutman and Biederman, two German physicians, have done extensive studies on this phenomenon and found a Subluxation in the upper neck area can affect the Respiratory centers of the Spinal Cord and a baby can literally stop breathing while asleep. This has been termed Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Dr. Gutmann also found that 80 percent of all children tend to have a subluxation in the upper part of the neck, which may make them susceptible to a number of diffuse symptoms which have baffled physicians for years. He also found that this type of subluxation can also cause lower resistance to infection, frequent colds, ear problems, hyperactivity, Asthma, bed-wetting, as well as what he termed, “central motor impairment.” His recommendation to parents is that “a spinal check-up after birth should be obligatory.” I can almost hear you say: Why is this so important!?
I mentioned in earlier issues of this newsletter that your child’s spine is her/his lifeline. Running through it is the spinal cord containing billions of nerves that send vital messages and information from the brain to every part of the body and back again. Yes, we all have our own internal Internet! As long as none of these messages are interrupted or interfered with, your child should have optimal function and the best of health! Makes total sense!
If, however, there is an interference with this “information highway,” the messages sent by the brain will not reach the part of the body they are intended to reach. As a result, the body begins to work improperly. This results in “malfunction.” It can be a serious threat to health (I covered this topic in earlier issues).
This interference will also affect your baby’s immune system, lower body resistance and leave your child prey to various “bugs” and infections.
Often parents will ask me: “Why is it that my child always seems to be sick?” And how many of you have a child, or know a child, who seems to get “everything” while your other children seems to be really healthy? The common excuse is that this child has a “weak” constitution. What does that mean, exactly? In cases such as these, the problem is that, in all likelihood, the child has had a difficult birth and is presently suffering from Vertebral Subluxations – his Nervous System is not transmitting information as it should and, therefore, his body is not functioning as it should. Not a good thing!
(In the next issue, I will talk about well accepted, recognized, and deeply rooted medical procedures and rituals, that may contribute to Traumatic Birth Syndrome, thereby affecting the health of your baby—even for life; eg: Ultrasound, C-section, etc.)
Dr Daniel Bronstein is the clinic director of Beacon Chiropractic in Grover Beach CA and specializes in the chiropractic care of children and pregnant mommas. He is Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and devotes the core of practice to helping children and families live healthy lives.