Unlocking Torticollis: INSiGHT Scans and Chiropractic Care

As parents, receiving a diagnosis of torticollis for your baby can be overwhelming, leaving you searching for solutions. At Foundations Chiropractic, we understand the challenges and uncertainties that come with a torticollis diagnosis, and as pediatric chiropractors specializing in infant care, we’re here to empower you with the knowledge needed to navigate this journey successfully.

Nathan’s Inspiring Journey

Let’s delve into Nathan’s story, a resilient little one whose early life was marked by the impact of torticollis. Traditional treatments proved insufficient, leaving his mom desperate for a solution. It was during a late-night research session that Nathan’s mom discovered the transformative effects of chiropractic care tailored for pediatric cases.

The Surge in Torticollis and Birth Trauma

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in torticollis cases due to rising birth interventions. Unfortunately, traditional medical approaches often fall short in understanding the root causes and effective treatments. Birth trauma, resulting from interventions like forceps delivery, vacuum extraction, and C-sections, can subject the baby’s delicate neck and head to undue strain. It’s crucial not to overlook your child’s challenges.

Unresolved torticollis in your child can also elevate the risk of ear infections. Tight muscles in the upper neck region affect the Eustachian tube, leading to fluid buildup and bacterial growth. This connection extends to respiratory issues, including croup, chronic cough, and RSV, as torticollis hampers your baby’s body’s ability to drain fluid and move secretions.

Understanding Subluxation

  • At the core of torticollis lies subluxation, a complex phenomenon with three primary components:
  • Misalignment and abnormal positioning: Subluxation within the neurospinal system.
  • Fixation and reduced range of motion: Restriction in movement in the affected region.
  • Neurological interference: Imbalance caused by altered proprioception and increased nociception, impacting communication to the brain.

In simpler terms, the more severe the torticollis, the more pronounced these subluxation patterns become, affecting your child’s development, temperament, and overall well-being.

Why Pediatricians Might Miss Mild to Moderate Cases

Pediatricians, while skilled at physical exams, may lack the specialized training to detect subtle neuromuscular challenges such as torticollis. Traditional paths of referral to physical therapy and helmets often fall short, with reported discomfort and limited effectiveness in many cases.

The Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic Approach

Parents are increasingly turning to Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic for a natural and effective approach that addresses the root cause. Our three-step methodology involves:

  • Locating subluxations: Utilizing advanced tools like INSiGHT Scans for a detailed examination.
  • Safe neuro-tonal adjustments: Gently addressing tension/stress and correcting subluxations.
  • Monitoring and collaboration: Encouraging parents to remain vigilant during growth spurts, teething, illnesses, and other stressors.

In fact, making Pediatric Chiropractic the foundation for your child’s torticollis makes physical therapy stretches and positioning more effective. We love collaborating with your child’s therapy team for maximum results!

The Role of INSiGHT Scans

INSiGHT Scans offer a deeper understanding of the neuromuscular system, allowing us to identify stress and dysfunction within your child’s nervous system. This sophisticated technology aids in crafting precise and tailored care plans.

Results often become evident within a few visits, but each child’s journey is unique. Join us for a personalized care plan discussion during the Report of Findings visit to understand the duration and specifics of your child’s care plan.

One month into Nathan’s care plan, his digestive issues and eczema cleared up. In month two, his mobility improved drastically, he started hitting milestones, and said goodbye to ear infections!

If your intuition tells you there’s more to your child’s condition than your pediatrician or therapist can explain, Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care is the solution. We specialize in a thorough assessment to get to the true root cause of your child’s torticollis.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Foundations Chiropractic today to schedule your initial consultation for INSiGHT Scans. As you navigate the path to healing for your child, remember you are not alone. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way. Together, let’s ensure your child experiences the joy of unhindered development and well-being as they grow. If you are not local to us, be sure to check out the PX Docs directory to find a local office near you!

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W502 Spur Lane
Fountain City, WI 54629

(608) 687-1255

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