Both of our children( and myself) suffered significant trauma to the upper cervical spine at birth. All three of us were unsettled babies who would not sleep easily and cried a lot. We all had issues with colic or with reflux or vomiting. All three of us carried those sleep problems right through our childhood and were prone to nightmares. All three of us later developed ADHD.
My ADHD started improving immediately from the moment of the first treatment to my malaligned atlas, and both of my children have shown substantial improvements too (though being oppositional teenagers they are not yet doing enough to fully correct the problem).
Yesterday I reviewed a 6 year old boy who had presented with ADHD symptoms and had an obvious atlas malalignment posture. His mother was exhausted by the challenges of looking after him. After about 2 years of continuing to press her to get her son attended to by a chiropractor she had finally relented. When I saw him yesterday he was three months into treatment and he is totally transformed, into a calm, happy trusting little boy. That is the most dramatic clinical improvement I have ever seen in all my 28 years in practice as a doctor- and I am confident that that child is now secure on a healthy developmental traectory.
It frustrates me immensely that as a medical practitioner we never thought of taking our children for chiropractic treatment, and that we had never even heard of atlas subluxations (or any of its other synonyms.
There is a group of doctors in Australia who call themselves the “Friends of Science in Medicine”. They campaign aggressively against chiropractic care of children and pretend that it is dangerous.
This is an example of an atlas adjustment in an infant. Watch it closely. See how gentle it is and how the baby is transformed from distressed to relaxed and peaceful. This is the treatment that can prevent a lifetime of suffering:
The “Friends of Science In Medicine” are no such thing. I bet not one of them has actually sat in with a chiropractor and seen them work. They are a group of wilfully ignorant and politically influential bullies. Their campaigning is preventing people from accessing safe care by repeating the lie that this treatment is unsafe and unnecessary. They are guilty of a genuine abuse of the authority that goes with their status as Medical Practitioners.
It frustrates me- as being a medical practitioner we never even thought of going to a chiropractor- who could have fixed the problem in about 10 minutes, or less. I have learned the lesson of not being too precious about my status as a medical practitioner