Have you ever run into somebody that always needs proof? Your word, your experience, and more often than not the endless amount of proof you provide for them isn’t enough either. Due to some of the stigmas and myths that revolve and evolve around chiropractic, I have a tendency to run into these people. A lot.
I have seen so many dramatic changes in the children who have been adjusted in our office, that much of this proof only reinforces what I have know for a long time. However, adding information and ammunition to our repertoire cannot be seen as a bad thing.
– A study done by Abraham Towbin, M.D., an expert in pathology, shows that “Spinal cord and brain stem injuries occur often during the process of birth but frequently escape diagnosis.” (Towbin, A., “Latent Spinal Cord and brain Stem Injury in Newborn Infants”, Develp Med. Child. Neurol, 11:54-68,1969) This often leads to something known as Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome, a primary cause of upper respiratory infections including ear infections and chronic tonsillitis. (Gutman, G., “Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome In infants and Small Children”, Manuelle Medizin, 1987)
– A study in which Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome was corrected with chiropractic care showed that 40 out of 43 children studied who were suffering from ear infections improved with chiropractic care alone within two weeks of being adjusted. (Froehle, R.M., J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 1996 Mar-Apr;19(3):169-77)
– A study by J.E. Upledger showed a definite and significant relationship between restrictions in movement of the upper neck area of the spine and children with learning disabilities. (Upledger, J.E., J Am Osteopath Assoc, 1978 Jun;77(10):760-76)
There is nothing more rewarding then helping a child regain their health, naturally, with a chiropractic adjustment. Second only to that, is the relief and change in attitude a child’s mother and father show from these results.