Lorenzomama, Maxsmommy - Cranio QuestionOk ladies...
Kylie got her first cranio treatment done last Tuesday. Her sleep that night wasn't much better, but she did AWESOME Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. Wednesday she woke up at 2:30, 4, 5:30, and for good at 6. (Believe it or not, this is pretty good for us - she ate a few ounces at 2:30 and the other times she just fussed a little and got her paci.) Thursday she woke at 2:30, 5:30, and 6. Friday she woke only at 3:30 and then for good at 7! We heard her talking in her crib around 6 but she just put herself back to sleep and didn't wake up again till 7.
But then Saturday and last night, her sleep went back to being really bad again.
What is your experience? My practitioner told me that the cranial plates of K's skull are misaligned and are putting pressure on a nerve at the base of her neck. According to the literature she gave me, this nerve affects allergies, sinuses, the diaphram, etc.
At the appointment, I hadn't even had a chance to tell her about K's sleep issues when she said, "Is she waking up all night? Like every hour? Yep, that's allergies." She recommended 4 adjustments and says that once the cranial bones are aligned correctly they should be fixed for good. It's not an ongoing thing where you have to come in every week or month for adjustments. She said we'll be looking for her sleep to drastically improve, because the rest of her body can't heal until she starts sleeping.
I have done some checking into the cranio therapy and it seems a lot of different practitioners use it - chiropractors, physical therapists, naturopaths, osteopaths... My mom asked the physical therapist she sees at the hospital about it and she highly recommended it. She said, like many things, there is not a lot of official research on it one way or another, but she has seen it do remarkable things in her patients.
We had such high hopes after the three good nights, but now feel like maybe this is just another thing that isn't going to work.
Did your boys have good and bad nights after the cranio, or did they start sleeping better right away, permanently? I don't know what we should be expecting? She still has two appointments to go, but it's discouraging that she did so well and then reverted right back.
She's getting tested for allergies today and we have a cranio appointment after. It'll be a lot for one day. But if things don't get better or we don't learn something new this week, I guess we will keep her appointment for an Upper GI next week. She is not responding to the 30 mg Prevacid and she's been on the high dose consistently for a week now. I am just dreading the UGI b/c they will probably have to administer the barium via a tube down her throat.