The effects, frequency and overt damage of birth trauma is perhaps the easiest way to understand why all children need to be checked for spinal misalignments and cranial distortions. Gottlieb, medical researcher in his paper: Neglected spinal cord, brain stem and musculoskeletal injuries stemming from birth trauma has this to add:
Birth trauma remains an underpublicized and, therefore, an undertreated problem. There is a need for further documentation and especially more studies directed toward prevention. In the meantime, manual treatment of birth trauma injuries to the neuromusculoskeletal system could be beneficial to many patients not now receiving such treatment, and it is well within the means of current practice in chiropractic and manual medicine.
Neglected spinal cord, brain stem and musculoskeletal injuries stemming from birth trauma Gottlieb MS.
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