The peak incidence of SIDS occurs between the ages of 2 and 4 months in the US;
the first two routine immunizations are given.
Source: Today's Chiropractic: March/April 2002
Besides the possible link between subluxation and SIDS, the lifelong health benefits
follow adjustment shortly after birth should be the subject of additional
research. Changing the world begins by adjusting
For years, the tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has baffled the
Now, a new book offers compelling theories that connect
many unexplained infant deaths to brain stem malfunction caused
subluxation, or spinal misalignment.
SIDS claims the lives of approximately 3,000 infants in the United States each year.
children die of SIDS in one year than all children who die of cancer,
heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic
fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined.
The brain stem is the control center for respiration and cardiac function.
There are in excess
of 100 medical research papers pointing to brain stem
abnormalities as the cause of SIDS.
Through atlas subluxations,
the brain stem malfunctions, causing the infant to stop
breathing and die.
The authors suggest that chiropractors should examine and correct the spines of
infants to increase
their health potential and decrease their risk of SIDS.
Reference: "The Best-Kept Secret to Raising a Healthy Child...and The Possible
Prevention of Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" is based on 10 years of
research and more than 100 medical research papers that suggest
a brain stem-spinal connection.
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