Well, we just took sierra to her first chiropractic apppointment. We used the chiropractor I used to use in austin because she has lots of experience working with kids. Something I hadn't thought about was that with her vertbrae pinching her nerves could affect brain growth. We did this because her neurologist wanted her to see an orthopedic specialist and wanted her to get botox to loosen up her legs. Needless to say, we weren't happy with this because even though im sure they're capable as doctors, all they seem to be able to do is either treat the symptoms or cut on her. Id rather get the cause treated. She already looks a lot straighter. We look forward to seeing more improvements.
So after the neurologist referred Sierra to an orthopedist, we decided it was time to look into alternatives. We didn't want an orthopedist putting her in a brace or doing surgery on her for her scoliosis. We had been discussing taking her to a chiropractor off and on for the past several months. This kicked things into gear.
Today we took Sierra to a chiropractor that Jason used to go to in Austin. She uses the CBP ideal spine method. We were amazed by what we learned and the results. I can't remember all the technical terms she used, but basically she said that the vertebrae near Sierra's brain stem was messed up which is typical of a traumatic birth. She said that having that messed up the ability of the nerves to transmit information to the brain.
Before the adjustment, she had us hold Sierra upside down by her hips. She was supposed to hang straight, but because of how bad her back is, she was hanging very curved. After the adjustment, we held her upside down again and she was hanging straight.
We are going to be having 2 appointments a week for a month and then back down to one a week. Most chiropractors give a discount for children.
I wish we had done this months ago! She thinks this will help with brain development as well as spasticity. (Not to mention the scoliosis!)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Posted by Jason Fedelem at 12:03 PM