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    [QUOTE=Atropos;7123331The Australian Medical Association says there is no benefit in chiropractic treatment for babies and it may actually be bad for them[/QUOTE]

    I'm extremely curious .. where exactly does the AMA say that chiropractic treatment has no benefit for babies and may actually be bad for them?

    My chiro is also a university lecturer and has shown me countless studies, documents and facts on how chiropractic treatment IS extremely beneficial for babies who suffer complications like reflux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    I'm extremely curious .. where exactly does the AMA say that chiropractic treatment has no benefit for babies and may actually be bad for them?

    My chiro is also a university lecturer and has shown me countless studies, documents and facts on how chiropractic treatment IS extremely beneficial for babies who suffer complications like reflux.
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...-1226430443887

    From this article:
    "AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Brian Morton said there were a "number of issues" with chiropractic care for newborns.
    "The first would be, where’s the evidence that they’re doing anything other than risking damaging the baby?"
    "Why would a baby need its spine adjusted?"
    Chiropractic clinics claim they can treat irritable babies, babies with trouble breastfeeding and sleeping, but Dr Morton says it’s the other way around.
    "I’ve seen irritable babies with poor sleeping and poor feeding and I’ve been concerned that the chiropractor’s interventions might be causing that," he said."

    http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/l...206-1oh8g.html

    From this article:

    "The group, which includes the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Steve Hambleton, and head of public health at Monash University Professor John McNeil, said although some chiropractic treatments had an evidence base, claims it could cure 95 per cent of ailments was nonsense.
    They said it was also disturbing that some chiropractors spruiked the adjustment of children's spines for many potentially serious conditions including fever, colic, allergies, asthma, hearing loss and learning disorders."

    You can probably find more info online or through the AMA itself. It's no secret that chiropractic has been the subject of lots of scrutiny. Your chiro is unlikely to show you studies that say otherwise about chiropractic You can't tell me you're surprised they have a bias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    You can't tell me you're surprised they have a bias!
    I am actually! I'm terribly naive sometimes!

    Thanks for that information. I know my chiro doesn't do spine adjustments on babies so I can see where that would be deemed dangerous or not beneficial to a baby.

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    My OB recommend a trip to a chiropractor for my DS after his delivery.

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    Haven't read all the posts but osteopaths can also work wonders. I would be more inclined to go to an osteo than a chiro. I have tried both for myself and osteo seems to have more techniques. Some osteo's whole practice is paediatric. My baby has been to osteo for another reason and she was brilliant.

    Not sure where you live, you could ring your local osteo and ask for name of one that specialises in babies.

    Look at the osteo website for more info.

    Good luck and I hope you get some respite soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    My OB recommend a trip to a chiropractor for my DS after his delivery.
    It's one of those things- some OBs will do so, yet there is no supporting evidence that newborns need this or benefit from it. I once had a gp that recommended cupping therapy! I guess they all have their own world views as well as their degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...-1226430443887

    From this article:
    "AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Brian Morton said there were a "number of issues" with chiropractic care for newborns.
    "The first would be, where’s the evidence that they’re doing anything other than risking damaging the baby?"
    "Why would a baby need its spine adjusted?"
    Chiropractic clinics claim they can treat irritable babies, babies with trouble breastfeeding and sleeping, but Dr Morton says it’s the other way around.
    "I’ve seen irritable babies with poor sleeping and poor feeding and I’ve been concerned that the chiropractor’s interventions might be causing that," he said."

    http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/l...206-1oh8g.html

    From this article:

    "The group, which includes the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Steve Hambleton, and head of public health at Monash University Professor John McNeil, said although some chiropractic treatments had an evidence base, claims it could cure 95 per cent of ailments was nonsense.
    They said it was also disturbing that some chiropractors spruiked the adjustment of children's spines for many potentially serious conditions including fever, colic, allergies, asthma, hearing loss and learning disorders."

    You can probably find more info online or through the AMA itself. It's no secret that chiropractic has been the subject of lots of scrutiny. Your chiro is unlikely to show you studies that say otherwise about chiropractic You can't tell me you're surprised they have a bias!
    There you go first time mummy, please don't imply we are uneducated

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    Oh gosh I didnt mean to start arguments. Im sorry.

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    Those who are against them for babies... You do know that the adjustments are entirely different than for adults? There is no spine cracking lol!

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    I took my DD for several sessions at the chiropractor when her reflux was really bad and although it loosened up her neck (she always slept with her head to one side before that), it did nothing for the reflux.
    But it's definitely not spine cracking on little ones.


 

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