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Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Biedermann H. J. Manual Medicine 1992, 6:151-156. More than

fever600 babies (to date) have been treated for suboccipital strain. One hundred thirty-five infants who were available for follow-up was reviewed in this case series report. The suboccipital strainʼs main symptoms include torticollis, fever of unknown origin, loss of appetite and other symptoms of CNS disorders, swelling of one side of the facial soft tissues, asymmetric development of the skull, hips, crying when the mother tried to change the childʼs position, and extreme sensitivity of the neck to palpation. Most patients in the series required one to three adjustments before returning to normal. “Removal of suboccipital strain is the fastest and most effective way to treat the symptoms...one session is sufficient in most cases. Manipulation of the occipito-cervical region leads to the disappearance of problems....” References from Koren Publicationsʼ brochure: Fever - Natureʼs Infection Fighter Fysh, P. Dynamic Chiropractic. May 7, 1993. P. 12.

Interview with Bernhardt Statman, M.D. Bottom Line Personal, March 15, 1994. Pediatrics: A Course For Parents, by George Wootan, M.D., Box 403, Hurley, New York 12443.

James Fruthaler, Jr., M.D. Pediatrician at New Orleansʼ Ochsner Clinic. Mendelsohn, R. How to Raise A Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor. Ballentine Books. 1984; pp.73-88. Executive Health, March, 1984.

New Perspectives in Medicine: The Role of the Nervous System in Disease. Wright, H.M. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August. 1963, 62:1057-1063. Kunert W (1965) Functional Disorders of Internal Organs Due to Vertebral Lesions, CIBA Symposium 13(3):85-96. M

References from Koren Publicationsʼ brochure: Healthier Infants and Babies Towbin, A. Latent spinal cord and brain stem injury in newborn infants. Develop. Med. Child Neurol., 1969, 11, pp. 54-68.

Webster, L. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter. May 1990, p. 1. Gutman, G. Blocked atlantal nerve syndrome in babies and infants. Manuelle Medizin, 1987, 25, pp. 5-10. and Gilles et al, Infantile Atlantooccipital Instability, Am J Dis Child 133:30-37, 1979

Seifert, J. Die kopfgelenksblockierung des neugeborenen. In K. Lewit & G. Gutmann (Eds.). Rehabilitacia (Vol. 8). Prague: Bratislawa, 1975, p. 53.

Harris, S.L. & Wood, K.W. Resolution of infantile Erbʼs palsy utilizing chiropractic treatment. JMPT, 1993, 16, pp. 415-418.

Gutmann, G. The atlas fixation syndrome in the baby and infant. Manuelle Medizin, 1987, 25, pp. 5-10.

Ellis, W.B. & Ebrall, P.S. The resolution of chronic inversion and plantarflexion of the foot: A pediatric case study. Chiropractic Technique, 1991, 3(2).

Klougart, N., Nilsson, N, & Jacobsen, J. Infantile colic treated by chiropractors: A prospective study of 316 cases. JMPT, 1989, 12, pp. 281-288.

Nilsson, N. Infantile colic and chiropractic. Eur J Chiro, 1985, 33, pp. 264-265.

Pluhar, G.R. & Schobert, P.D. Vertebral subluxation and colic: A case study. J of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, 7, pp. 75-76.

Biedermann, H. Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. J. Manual Medicine, 1992, 6, pp. 151-156.

Toto, B.J. Chiropractic correction of congenital muscular torticollis. JMPT, 1993, 16, pp. 556-559.

Fryman, V. Relations of disturbances of cranio-sacral mechanisms to symptomatology of the newborn. JAOA, 1966, 65, p. 1059.

Talk given by Larry Webster, D.C. at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association certification program, Module 1. Toronto, Canada, March 11, 1995. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter. Sept. 1994. Investigation of the effect of chiropractic adjustments on a specific gynecological symptom: dysmenorrhea. Arnold-Frochet S. J Aust Chiro Assoc, 1981; 10:14-16. Chiropractic adjustment in the management of visceral conditions: a critical appraisal.

Jamison JR, McEwen AP, Thomas SJ. JMPT, 1992; 15:171-180. This was a survey of chiropractors in Australia. More than 50% of the chiropractors stated that asthma responds to chiropractic adjustments; more than 25% felt that chiropractic adjustments could benefit patients with dysmenorrhea, indigestion, constipation, migraine and sinusitis.