The peak incidence of SIDS occurs between the ages of 2 and 4 months in the US; precisely when the first two routine immunizations are given.
Source: Today’s Chiropractic: March/April 2002
Besides the possible link between subluxation and SIDS, the lifelong health benefits which may follow adjustment shortly after birth should be the subject of additional research. Changing the world begins by adjusting one child.
For years, the tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has baffled the medical community. Now, a new book offers compelling theories that connect many unexplained infant deaths to brain stem malfunction caused by vertebral subluxation, or spinal misalignment.
SIDS claims the lives of approximately 3,000 infants in the United States each year. Today, more children die of SIDS in one year than all children who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined.
The brain stem is the control center for respiration and cardiac function.
There are in excess of 100 medical research papers pointing to brain stem abnormalities as the cause of SIDS.
Through atlas subluxations, the brain stem malfunctions, causing the infant to stop breathing and die.
The authors suggest that chiropractors should examine and correct the spines of infants to increase their health potential and decrease their risk of SIDS.
Reference: “The Best-Kept Secret to Raising a Healthy Child…and The Possible Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)” is based on 10 years of research and more than 100 medical research papers that suggest a brain stem-spinal connection.