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Old 02-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #21
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Just don't go for the cheapest option. Spines are dang important and not replaceable, so you want someone skilled at working with a delicate infant. The extra money might be worth it...

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^ This!! A chiropractor over twisted my dh's neck and caused him to have a massive stroke that required surgery. Dh still suffer daily.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #22
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DS2 had positional torticollis at birth (his head had been wedged under my ribs, poor kid). He couldn't lay on the affected side at all, wouldn't turn his head that way, would scream when we tried to stretch it (turning his head even straight). This affected his nursing (although I figured out a way for him to be comfortable nursing on both sides) and he couldn't sleep for long, because moving in his sleep caused pain and he would wake, crying.

We took him to the chiro the day after we left the hospital - so, he was... 4 days old. I held him against my shoulder (as if to burp him), the chiro used the "clicker" (first he used it on my hand to show how little pressure he was applying with it, much less than he would use for DH or I, or the older kids). Isaac screamed for the first couple clicks, then he just relaxed, melted right into my shoulder, and fell asleep for hours.
Immediately we noticed the torticollis was gone - he was turning his head around, moving normally, nursing awesome... just gone.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #23
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Our DS has been a few times, he'll fuss a little bit, but he always sleeps a lot better for the next few weeks. Ours doesnt charge for kids if the parents are active patients. I love getting adjusted, its so therapeutic. For the first day or so I'll be sore, but after that I feel like a flexible noodle!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:05 AM   #24
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We don't live in a place I can take DS to a chiro so I take him to one every time we go home to visit. His first visit he was about 7 months old. And the chiro could tell me right off the bat the DS had ear infections and in what ear. He adjusted him with the clicker (which totally makes DS mad, I think its the sudden loud sound) and still adjusts him with the clicker when we go in (he's almost 2 1/2 now). But we haven't had an ear infection since and he sleeps better after the adjustments. I think I pay about $20-$30 per visit.
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Thanks for chiming in, ladies. I go to the chiro myself, but have a different plan through my employer. I'm covered for 12 appts. a year. I didn't realize how different DH's plan through his employer was. Then all the other chiros on this insurance plan that came up do not treat babies anyways, so I'm out of luck. They're mostly auto accident chiropractors. I'll work out a payment plan or something.

Baby was fussy from midnight to 2. I am still sleeping 4 hours or less a day, and then working a full day. I'm very tired and willing to try anything.
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I have found a chiro here that takes his insurance, but if you don't have insurance (I don't) she charges 35$ per visit, which is about as low as it gets around here. I agree that the adjustments don't look like much but they also don't make him upset or cry. I've taken him to help relax his mouth/throat/neck from his tongue tie, before and after his revsion.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #27
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I think I def. will. It's just a bit hard finding someone who takes babies that young. The first few places I called didn't take children until the age of 2. Both places recommended this place that is incredibly expensive.
That's how is generally is around here. The chiro that specializes in infants and pregnant women is REALLY expensive, 70$ a visit without insurance. I had been going to a really nice woman and asked her if she would do Micah even though she isn't the baby "specialist". She said that she could and I trusted her so I took her there and I've been happy with her adjustments on him.
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The place we go does any kids under 2 for free.
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Another thing to check with the chiros is if the price they are quoting you is for an initial period or open to change. Some will drop the cost after so much time or so many adjustments, because you're going more for maintenance vs. treatment.

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