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#1 ShopgirlX

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

I just wanted to put this out there as hopefully some of you can reassure me it is completely normal...

I've never taken a baby to a chiropractor before, but had my 9 week old there yesterday as he has developed plagio on the left hand back side of his head and seemed to have a very stiff neck when turning to the opposite side.

Anyway the treatment seemed to go really well and he was definitely loosened up afterwards.  The chiro said that he might have a big sleep and a big poo afterwards and that this is normal.  

When I brought him home he had his big sleep, fine with that, then a good feed.  After sitting upright with me for about 10 minutes I handed him to DH for a cuddle at which point the poor little tike proceeded to bring up what looked like the entire feed he had just had (all over a very alarmed DH, but that's another post for another day Tounge1.gif ).  This is a child who never brings up anything, ever.

So what I am wondering is: for anyone who has had their babies treated by a chiro before, did you experience this?  Were you told you might?  Do you think this is 'normal'?


#2 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Had you taken your baby to a doctor beforehand to discuss the stiffness and going to a chiropractor?

#3 Fright bat

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

I know people swear by chiro, but inwouldn't be taking a nine week old anywhere near someone who twisted their neck around?

As PP said, have you seen a doctor or paediatric physio? Have you ruled out torticollis, if bub seems stiff?

#4 Gembac8019

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

I took my two to a chiro before 9 weeks and they were ok. I didn't have any probs after. Just see how he goes today, otherwise maybe take him to the dr.

#5 Clever Clogs

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

Call the chiropractor.

9 week olds vomit ... It is impossible to say whether its related.

#6 Mumma Mash

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:06 AM


I've never taken my baby, but my sister did and he was probably the same age or slightly older than your DS. He was fine.

In saying that though, my hubby went to get his adjustment at a new place and I also went and got a massage, I felt crook for a few days after, and hubby was vomiting that afternoon, perhaps all the toxins he released in the baby's neck made him sick?  We never went back to the new clinic.

#7 JoMarch

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

Was it a once off vomit or multiple?  If once off I wouldn't be too concerned, but if it continues I would be getting bub off to the GP.

I'm also not a fan of chiros, especially for babies huh.gif

Hope your little ones OK.

#8 Funwith3

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

I've never encountered vomiting after a chiro. I took DD2 when she was about 4 months old. But DD3 was 5 weeks old. It helped both of them out of sight. And i had tried everything!!! I wouldn't be concerned with a one off vomit but if it continued id call the chiro.

#9 EBeditor

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Does your baby still have a stiff neck? I wouldn't be so worried about the vomiting but would be seeing a GP if the stiff neck or any other symptoms persist.

#10 protart roflcoptor

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

A chiro for a 9 week old?  unsure.gif

Did you take your baby to a doctor first? Is he feverish or displaying any other symptoms? If you are worried, please take him to his doctor.

eta: It is dangerous to seek 'assurance' from random posters on the internet about a 9 week old baby's health. We can't see him and have no way to know if everything is alright. If you need reassurance please take him to a medical professional.

Edited by ossim roflcopter, 05 December 2012 - 08:31 AM.

#11 ShopgirlX

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for the replies so far. I have a call in with thie chiro now so can hopefully discuss with her.

Haven't seen a GP (not sure what they would have done other than refer off or as in another thread open at the moment, say it will resolve itself).

MsN I assure you, no neck twisting or cracking involved!  Paed chiros are specifically trained, I chose one who specialises.  The manipulation was done using finger tips and no greater pressure than the weight of his own body. I wasn't concerned about anything she did during the treatment.

His neck is definitely looser and he seems much happier lying and feeding on the 'bad' side so I can see progress.

I've read of adults commonly experiencing nausea after chiro treatment.  I also wondered about lymph drainage making him feel icky.

It has only been the one (albeit huge!) vomit so far.

Thanks again everyone!

#12 Toothfairy01

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

What toxins are present in the neck that can be released by chiro?

#13 purplekitty

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Take your baby to a doctor for assessment.

There is no evidence that chiropractic treatment is useful in paediatrics (and that is coming from their own associations) and may even be dangerous.

#14 qak

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE (purplekitty @ 06/12/2012, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Take your baby to a doctor for assessment.

This. For the vomit & any issues relating to his neck.

#15 bakesgirls

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

9 week olds see chiropractors? unsure.gif

Take your baby to a doctor, not a chiro if you have concerens about a stiff neck or whatever. It may be something that only a doctor can diagnose, not a chiropractor who uses 'fingertips to maniulate a babies neck'.

Taking him to see a doctor or a MCHN will be a better move than asking randoms in the internet.

#16 missy78

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Actually, I will vouch for paed chiros. I have taken dd twice (she is 2 weeks old) and it had helped her latching and with back tension immensely. No vomiting after though. I would call if you are concerned.

Edited by missy78, 06 December 2012 - 02:05 PM.

#17 threelittlegems

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

I know this wasn't the question, but nevertheless this is my answer.


Don't rely on chiropractor and internet randoms for advice on new born health.

#18 opethmum

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Not dissing chiros but in all honesty keep your baby away from them unless specifies by medical professionals. Please take your baby to a GP to have him assessed.

#19 Myamum

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

I personally would stay away from chiros for paeds. I have heard some not so great stories and I wouldn't let anyone manipulate my little ones neck. Take your bubs to the doctor.

#20 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

OP you do realize that a stiff neck can be a sign of meningitis?. It should always be checked out first with a GP.

#21 Bottom

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

take your baby to a doctor asap. Do not go to chiropractors with 9 week old babies. Seriously makes me cranky the utter ignorance!

#22 purplekitty

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE (Madame Catty @ 06/12/2012, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I asked up thread, do you know anything Paed Chiropractic treatments?  Who is actually ignorant then?  Perhaps the person commenting on something they know nothing about.
Please tell us what you know about how each and every individual chiropractor in Australia practices.

#23 Beebread

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

There is not a single study currently in Australia supporting chiropractors in paediatrics. If you are taking a baby to a chiropractor you are indeed ignorant of recent scientific studies.

#24 ubermum

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Any issue with a 9 week olds health should be assessed by a doctor or mchn to rule out serious issues. After that has happened is the only time you should seek chiropractic care if that is your preference. If you are worried about your baby take them to a doctor.

#25 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

OP, if you are worried go see your GP.

As for chiropractic in newborns, I'd be very wary. Regardless of whether chiropractors are well trained there is very little evidence that it works and evidence that it might cause harm.


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