A published case study performed by Joel Alcantara, DC, Renata Anderson, DC and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association demonstrates that pediatric patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorder such as GERD may benefit from a clinical and theoretical framework of adjustments to sites of vertebral subluxations.
in this case a A 3-month old girl was provided with chiropractic and cranial sacral care at the request and consent of her mother for symptoms associated with medically-diagnosed GERD. The patient exhibited frequent vomiting, difficulty with breast feeding, interrupted sleep, generalized muscle rigidity, and frequent high-pitched crying. The patient previously received chiropractic care elsewhere as well medically managed with the prescription of Prilosec. The infant’s condition was unaffected by these previous treatments to the point that, according to the patient’s mother, the infant’s condition was adversely affecting the family dynamics in a variety of ways.
Chiropractic adjustments were delivered to sites of misalignments, particularly at the atlas and the 4th thoracic vertebra. The infant responded favorably to care with reduction in frequency of vomiting, improved feeding, decreased generalized muscle rigidity, and decreased high-pitched and frequency of crying. The changes were observed within four patient visits and with total resolution of symptoms within approximately three months of care.
As chiropractors we NEVER set out to TREAT or DIAGNOSE conditions such as GERD or any other condition. Our main goal is to remove any interference in ones nervous system that may be blocking important messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The body has the ability to heal itself. Infants are no different!
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