Thursday, June 21, 2007

6 week old with reflux

About 2 months ago, a wee little lad came into my office with a severe case of reflux. As his mother described it, it was all day long (after he ate) and it was of the projectile variety...not fun for anyone, especially the little guy. (He was being breastfed, and Mom was pretty careful about what she ate).

We checked him out to see if I could be of any help. On little tiny people, I do some hands on 'palpation' but their whole spine is only a few inches long (think about a 22 inch baby, take away the head and legs, and you've only got about 8-10 inches of spine left). I also do 'kinesiology' or muscle testing to see what's going on.

Well, he had lots of issues that I picked up both on the palpation and with the muscle testing. I gave him a gentle adjustment...and saw him later that week. I wish I could say that he was healed immediately, but that wasn't the case. Instead, he slowly improved from partial or whole days with greatly decreased reflux.

The insurance company bugged out about paying for a 2 month old getting adjusted more than a couple of we went had to make other arrangements. Now I've seen him a couple of times a week for a few weeks and he is doing better...and most excitedly for Mom, he slept a whole 12 hours for the first time ever!

Go to the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn website for more information on reflux and other childhood conditions).

There are natural ways to help children without drugs and over the counter crud as well!

Dr. Bill

1 comment:

The Holyoaks said...

My new nephew has this. He arches his back like crazy all the time. And after he eats he has a ton of thick mucousy junk explode out of his mouth. It's pretty scary because he gags and chokes on it. My sister has to grab it and pull it out (yes, it's thick enough to pull out). Not normal, right? He is only 6 weeks old, too. All the doctor told her to do was give him gripe water and mylicon drops until he outgrows it. So sad.