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Jul 06, 2009
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
chiropractor ?
Has anyone tried the use of chiropractic adjustments for reflux issues? A friend is one and has done two adjustments. I am not sure if it has helped with reflux but boy did it help with sleep issues. He has never slept so good after the adjustments. I am going to stick with it and see what results we get.
Jul 07, 2009
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I have tried it twice. I could feel Ryan's top vertabrea sticking totally out of place so I took him to my guy... The doc was very very gentle with him. What was odd was that Ryan had a high temp when I took him in and it was gone by the time we got home from there... and no meds. Crazy. I would like to continue to go but my husband was a physical therapist so he does not approve at all. If he has one more drinking strike though I am taking him. Deperate times call for desperate measures. I will deal with the fall out later. Let me know how it goes for you.
Jul 07, 2009
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I don't agree with chiropractic care for kids (it's the health professional thing, like vigilantmom's dh, I'm an ATC and do a lot of physical rehabilitation). Even done gently, joint manipulation can be very dangerous with hypermobile joints and can cause problems down the line. That's not to say it's not a good thing to do on occassion, but for long term use I've always discouraged it. I've seen chiro care do wonders for post-trauma patients (like MVA's) and people with naturally hypomobile joints, but find many people come to depend upon adjustments for everyday things when it's not necessary if they take care of themselves and keep active.

On the other hand, these kids do a lot of posturing that's pain-related, so an adjustment will bring some relief, especially when they're in such pain that they're twisting and thrashing and throwing many thing sout of alignement. But I've always recommended seeing a pediatric PT or OT for joint mobilization instead of manipulation.

Jul 22, 2009
I take Alexandra to a chiropractor every two weeks. My chiro has a special certification for working with infants and pregnant women -- it's called an ICPA certification. The chiro doesn't do the standard neck cracking -- she uses a small pen-like clicky gadget along Lexie's spine, and then does cranial-sacral therapy (kind of like a massage) on her head and back. It hasn't helped the reflux at all, unfortunately. But it seems to calm her down a lot overall. I actually think it's helping her neurological development.
Check with your
doctor first!