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Chiropractic care benefits all ages! Spinal misalignments affect newborn children to the most mature of patients. Regular chiropractic care can alleviate spinal misalignments and improve everyone's quality of life.

Birth is one of the most beautiful events that human beings can experience. However, it can also be one of the most traumatic events to an infant's spine. When the spine is injured during or shortly after the delivery process it is known as Traumatic Birth Syndrome (TBS).

What is Traumatic Birth Syndrome?

TBS can result in nerve system damage or interference. This typically occurs in an infant's neck and occasionally in the mid and lower back. Occurrences of this disorder are found when:

  • The head, neck or any other part of the spine and pelvis of the infant have been pulled and twisted during the birth process
  • The birth process is prolonged
  • The delivery process is difficult
  • Extraction aids are used during deliver (i.e. forceps, vacuum, etc.)
  • The child is delivered Caesarean section

For TBS to be present there must be damage to the spinal column and local nerve system. Injuries resulting in TBS may go unnoticed during the trauma of the delivery process. TBS may be painless in about 95-97% of infants and adults. The patient, therefore, cannot rely on pain as a sign of the condition. An examination by a Chiropractor is the only way to determine the presence and severity of TBS.

Three possible affects of TBS:

1. Spinal damage during the deliver process may result in post traumatic spinal arthritis, a weakened spine and other spinal disorders.

2. Nerve system damage during the delivery process can plague the infant throughout its life in the form of malfunctioning internal organs, adverse affects to the muscles and coordination and damage to the vital system of the body such as the immune system.

3. Illnesses that may threaten the life of an infant, child and adult in addition to limiting the capacity to live.

There is much controversy about where to place the responsibility for occurrences of TBS. There is significant evidence that hospital aided deliveries may result in a high incidence of TBS. Take a look at these statistics from hospital aided deliveries:

  • 10-12% of infant deaths are due to, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex
  • 80-84% of children were the victims of, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex
  • 7 out of 8 new born infant cadavers examined by a well known neuropathologist from Harvard Medical School died from spinal injury with nervous system damage, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant vertebral Subluxation Complex
  • "Of 13 countries in a resent comparison, the United States ranks an average of 12th (2nd from the bottom) for 16 available health indicators." -Journal of the American Medical Association

The article states that the US ranked:

  • 13th (last) for low birth weight percentages
  • 13th for neonatal mortality and infant mortality overall
  • 11th for post-neonatal mortality

These disappointing statistics suggest a heightened likelihood of unexpected complications in hospital deliveries in the U.S. trauma including TBS and the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex and Subluxation Degeneration.

A better, alternative solution

The Wellness generation seeks alternative measures such as home deliveries and a less traumatic approach to childbirth. Many Chiropractors see tens of thousands of infants and children on regular Wellness basis to keep these children as healthy as possible, creating healthier adults.

One common fallacy is that a baby feels nothing at the time of birth. Watch as a newborn infant takes the first breath, the questing eyes, are and hand movements - clearly, the infant feels every bit of what is going one. That is why it is so important to consider alternative methods of delivery such as midwife-aided deliveries, at home or in a birthing center, with the proper medical help close by in case of emergency.

This is an important decision that parents alone must make with as much information as possible. For information on midwife aided home deliveries in the Toledo area, visit Born 2 B a Blessing at http://www.born2bablessing.com/.

Benefits of a professional, licensed Chiropractor

It is a good idea to have a Chiropractor present at the birth process to examine your child for TBS and immediately attend to it should it occur.

Chiropractors have a great respect for the natural birthing process, and are the stand-by professional of choice at the time of birth to help eliminate TBS caused Vertebral Subluxation Complex as soon as it happens and to monitor the child throughout maturity.

Chiropractic care of the mother before and during pregnancy is a mainstay to good health and the best possible deliver. Chiropractic Wellness care has become an integral part of health and Wellness for millions of patients.

Traditionally, many Chiropractors dedicate much of their clinical care to the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Hence, over the years, Chiropractors have become the prime doctor in the healing arts for millions of parents.

Test your own child at home

It is always best to have your child examined by a professional, licensed Chiropractor to determine the presence of the Traumatic Birth Syndrome. Try this simple, non-intrusive home assessment to determine if your child suffers from TBS, resulting in long term Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

1. Have your child stand with their back to you, with equal weight on both feet. Observe the alignment of the spine - is it relatively straight or are their curves to the right or left in the neck, between the shoulders or in the lower back?

2. Look at the head; is it tilted to the left or right?

3. Observe the shoulders. Is one higher than the other - even slightly? Draw a straight line across the top of the shoulders. If the shoulders are high on one side the line will tilt up in that direction and down towards the other shoulder

4. Look at the top of the hip bones - is one higher than the other? Draw a straight line across the top of the hips. If either of the lines in steps 3 and 4 is higher on one side, there is possible evidence of uncorrected TBS.

5. Have your child stand with their back to you, equal weight on both feet. Use moderate pressure and press each of the "knobs" of the spine (the spinous processes). Are they tender?

6. Feel the muscles on either side of the spine. Are they tight or "ropey"?

7. Gently rub your fingertips across the muscles of the spine from either side of the neck to the lower back. Muscle tightness or spasm will feel like ropes, cords or knots in the muscles

8. Have the child lay on their back as straight as they can, with legs together. Check the length of the legs by comparing the position of the inside ankle bones. Is one leg "shorter" than the other?


Having completed the screening for TBS and the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex, you may have found head tilt, a lower shoulder and hip on one side or the other, spinal curves, spinal muscle tightness/spasm and an apparent "short" leg on one side.

These signs are usually caused by VSC - a condition in which uncorrected spinal injuries force the spinal bones and pelvis to be misaligned, stuck or too loose, resulting in nerve system interferences at the spinal cord level and the spinal nerve roots. Frequently, one leg is drawn up on one side so it appears "short". The infant, child and adult begin their lifetime journey through diseases and illnesses they should not have.

Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments correct TBS caused VSC. The spinal and nerve system injuries caused by BSC begin and continue to heal. The infant, child and adult may now embark on a new exciting lifetime journey to improved health and a level of wellness they would not otherwise have.

Take Action!

Don't become a negative disease statistic. Make an appointment with Dr. Anderson for an evaluation of your infant, your children and yourselves. This will help determine the location, chronicity and severity of this condition and the extent your spine and health may have degenerated.

Chiropractors are the only health care professionals specifically trained and licensed to locate and correct the Vertebral Subluxation Complex and help you prevent it from occurring in the future.

This information is largely derived through 2002 Renaissance International. This is a public information publication. The author and distributors take no responsibility in the choice of the patient for either hospital or home births or any decision concerning child birth or its consequences.

Waterville Chiropractor | Children And Chiropractic Care. Dr. Jay Anderson is a Waterville Chiropractor.