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Drug-Free Infant Acid Reflux Relief in Glendale, California

Drug-Free Infant Acid Reflux Relief in Glendale, California

Tele-management, the online television website had a recent story on infant acid reflux. In the report they said:

“Infant acid reflux occurs usually because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not fully developed. The LES is responsible for keeping the contents of the stomach away from the esophagus. When it doesn’t function well (or is underdeveloped), acidic stomach contents may be regurgitated into the esophagus, which causes the symptoms of infant acid reflux and heartburn.”

The article goes on to say “It is thought that about half of all infants who are otherwise in good health are affected by infant acid reflux. They may vomit or spit up food and fluid. Acid reflux is the main reason for vomiting in babies during the first four months of life.”

Severely Over-Medicated

Dr. Eric Hassall reports of the extreme over medicating of infants diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or acid reflux in the medical Journal Pediatrics, he said:

“in the 6 years from 1999 to 2004, there was a >7-fold increase in PPI prescription. One of the PPIs… saw a 16-fold increase in use during that 6-year period…”

This dramatic increase in acid reflux medications for infants has produced little to no results.

So what should a parent do if their child has the symptoms of acid reflux?

Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief Is Possible

During the birth process a misalignment can occur in the upper neck that will change the communication between the brain and the body leading to a variety of different problems, including acid reflux. The lower esophageal sphincter musculature is frequently not functioning properly due to improper nerve supply.

Dr. Godfrey Gutmann, a German medical researcher was looking into this connection all the way back to the 1960’s… in 1987 Dr. Gutmann published his research linking the upper neck to problems ranging from acid reflux to scoliosis, ear infections, torticollis, colic and many other common childhood conditions.  Gutmann found over 80% of the over 1000 infants in his study had problems in the upper neck!

Birth trauma was the most common cause Dr. Gutman found. Forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and even just normal birthing methods with a woman flat on her back rather than in the standing position where gravity can work, can be an extremely traumatic experience for the head and neck of a newborn.

Upper neck misalignments can be corrected in babies safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as NUCCA.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com

ABC News Reports Babies May Be Overmedicated for Acid Reflux

ABC News Reports Babies May Be Overmedicated for Acid Reflux

Too Many Acid Reflux Prescriptions ABC news recently reported that medical doctors are frequently over medicating babies for acid reflux.  New guidelines published in the journal Pediatrics say doctors and parents need to take a closer look before deciding on medication. The report goes on to say the new recommendations call for lifestyle changes first.Continue Reading

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and Birth Injuries

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and Birth Injuries

Do Babies Need NUCCA? It depends…are they misaligned? Not all children are misaligned. In our experience approximately 50% of the kids that are evaluated are misaligned. In babies it is an even lower percentage. But when the spine is misaligned as a result of birth trauma it can have significant effects. Colic and other digestiveContinue Reading

Can Colic in Infants Be an Early Form of Migraines?

Can Colic in Infants Be an Early Form of Migraines?

Colic in Infants On April 16, 2013, Several major news sources, including USA Today, Reuters, the Huffington Post, WebMD and CBS news reported on new research coming out of France published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that links having colic as an infant and having migraines as a child or an adult.Continue Reading

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns in Glendale, California

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux in Newborns in Glendale, California

One of the most difficult things a new mother can go through is to see her new baby in pain.  Acid reflux in babies is a common problem that causes pain and other symptoms.  The most common symptoms include excessive vomiting, cough, gagging, choking or refusing to eat, crying when eating and heartburn, gas orContinue Reading

Natural Ear Infection Treatment for Babies in Glendale, California

Natural Ear Infection Treatment for Babies in Glendale, California

Antibiotics… Are They Working??? Walter Belenky, M.D. was quoted as saying “chronic middle ear problems in children have not diminished, despite the number of antibiotics being used to treat them. We’ve created a whole new kind of problem. We’ve used antibiotics so excessively in the first year of life we’ve depressed the development of the child’s immuneContinue Reading

Can Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Be Prevented?

Can Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Be Prevented?

The Upper Neck and SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 babies each year in the United States. Even so, the risk of SIDS can be greatly reduced. First and foremost, infants younger than 1Continue Reading

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