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Osteopathy: Is the solution for sore babies?

Torticollis, crying, sleep disorders, digestive disorders ... There are so many situations that poison the lives of babies and against which the usual pediatric approach is sometimes limited. Osteopathy may prove very useful in these cases.
• Osteopathy, a complementary medicine recognized
• torticollis and flathead
• Digestive Disorders Newborn and osteopathy
• Tips for parents
As advocated by many experts, osteopathy is integrated into the clinical examination and therapeutic arsenal of different specialties medical. Pediatrics is one of them, especially in infants who are victims of mechanical mishaps delivery and especially the extraction maneuvers.

Osteopathy, a complementary medicine recognized

Osteopathy in Spain was recognized as complementary or alternative medicine by the High Court in its judgment of 2 December 2009 allowing the professional exercise pre - sanitary and physiotherapists.
Many people think that you can apply for back pain * adults only, however this medical practice aims to discover mobility restrictions tissue. It works especially well in newborns for whom childbirth has been traumatic for painful setbacks, says Dr. Bernard Roth, a pediatrician and medical (Alsace).
A stiff neck, a broken collarbone, inconsolable crying, a baby mama no ... there are so many situations that can be treated with osteopathy! And when it comes to adults, osteopathy consultation is carried out after a pediatric clinical examination to rule out any infection or metabolic osteoarticular pathology that may be responsible for the pain that you go to consultation. When the diagnosis has been made, the professional who by law must hold a medical certificate or paramedic treating a child under 6 months, gentle movements and appropriate practice once the newborn has been relaxed.

Torticollis and flathead

Torticollis in the newborn is relatively frequent. It is a reflex contraction that produces a rotation, extension and lateral flexion of the head, explains the specialist.
It may be due to two situations: the outlet during delivery, where a "microdislodgement between the condyles (joint surfaces) of the occiput and the first vertebrae" or asymmetric deformation occipitoparietal due to the way of putting the children on occurs back, according to official recommendations.
They must be delicately manipulated, because the spinal cord and brain arteries are very close at this age. Then the doctor will suture the skull that is often superimposed and should relax the tissues.

digestive disorders newborn and osteopathy

Digestive disorders of the newborn can be treated by osteopathy, provided they are ruled out possible medical causes. These disorders may be due to compression of the vagus nerve (or vagus nerve), especially the left, which is related to the stomach and intestines with childbirth, or pregnancy. The phrenic nerve irritation, which is related to the diaphragm, may also explain the gastroesophageal dysfunction suffering many babies.
Care consist of decompressing the skull base where the nerve exits, acting on the sutures and cervical. Osteopath can also act directly on the child 's abdomen with visceral stomach massage, the diaphragm and the intestines and stomach repositioning and then may treat connective tissue and ligaments.
It 's no wonder that the doctor applies the reflexoterapia consisting of brush and massage the skin and stimulate acupuncture points. This technique is specifically the autonomic nervous system which regulates visceral functions. "This is a big component of my practice with babies: auriculoterapia, would plant reflexology, shiatsu ... The reflexoterapia cutaneous conjunctive muscular and sinewy involves sending signals to the brain and spinal espinar using neurological pathways for response messages, " says Dr. Roth.

Tips for parents

If your child has difficulty moving his head to one side because of a blockage, here are some tips to help you, nevertheless, to correct this poor posture:
• Place the cradle so that the light reaches the opposite side of blocking;
• Raise the head of the bed by a single wedge lock side;
• Give the bottle opposite to the lock side;
• Beware hold and tie the baby to the chair properly, to prevent the extension from worsening;
• Hold your head when you are out of bed. 

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