Daily Archives: December 22, 2009
Even though my husband and I both semi-regularly go to the chiropractor, we have never taken our children when they are very young. Yesterday, I took Fiala (who is 14 months old today). The chiro said that it is VERY infrequent that he sees a baby as young as Fiala who is as TIGHT as she is. Usually, he would put his hands around a baby’s ribcage, thumbs in front, fingertips along the spine feeling where it’s out of alignment, then he picks up the baby and the weight of their body plus the gentle pressure along the spine causes the spine to right itself. Well, when he placed his fingertips along her spine, she started screaming. That didn’t work. I laid on the table, and laid her on me, belly to belly, and he was able to feel around on her back. Then, the doc used the activator (looks sort of like doorstop that clicks gently on the back)… So, she was only half-adjusted.
Last night, she slept the best she has in MONTHS. Coincidence??? I don’t know. She slept from 7:30 to 12:30, and from about 12:45 to 7:15. That’s the longest, with the fewest amt of wakes that I can ever remember.
Normally, my fingers don’t reach that far, but I have tried holding her like the doc did, a couple of times, and she is DEFINITELY in pain along her upper spine. Now I understand why she cries every time I lay her down to change her diaper; she’s not crying about getting her diaper changed; it’s because of the way I hold her that hurts her along her spine as I lay her back!
I wasn’t sure if getting her adjusted would do any good… but I might be changing my mind after only one visit! We go back next Monday.