If only I could get my hands on you
Yesterday I sent an email with a video of me adjusting a child.
I've started to become good friends with his mother and what warms my heart is that I know that as long as they are in my life, that kid (and his siblings) will probably get regular adjustments for the rest of his life.
What breaks my heart is when I hear about children who are suffering from health issues, some common and some more complicated, and if I could only get my hands on them to check and adjust their spines, their health would probably improve.
This morning a woman I've known for a while was telling me about her 8-year-old son who had to go to the A&E for some complications with his brain.
(I won't get into the gory details here.)
I was surprised and also very curious about what happened.
She explained it to me blow by blow.
So, my doctor-thinking-cap went on and I started to ask her everything, starting from birth.
She told me that the birth was difficult, especially at the end, and pushing took a while.
Then she noticed that when he was 7-months, there were already problems with his muscle development.
She asked the GP if it was normal.
They said yes.
Then at age 2, she noticed that he didn't speak very much.
The GP told her it was normal for bilingual families to have children who have speech delay.
But she knew something wasn't quite right.
He also started walking later than most children.
She also noticed that he was clumsy.
Then at age 4 he developed a squint.
More and more, she noticed something subtle, but the GPs always told her it was nothing to worry about.
"He'll grow out of it."
But her mummy instincts always sounded the alarms.
What's a mother to do?
I didn't say this to her, but I wish I had seen this boy at birth! Or even at age 7-months when he was a baby showing signs of interference in the nervous system.
And now, this boy at 8-years-old, the mother was proven right.
The neurosurgeons had to do a relatively minor procedure in his brain.
Finally, the neurosurgeons, with the clear tests showing he had an issue, took action to correct the problem.
Thank god they found the problem in time.
But, was this avoidable?
If I did have the chance to adjust this child since birth (like I believe all children should), would he still have developed this problem?
I can't answer that because we will never know.
But I bet that regular adjustments would probably have helped in some way.
Luckily, he's still young at 8.
Now that I've told his mother about chiropractic and what it can do to help his nervous system and spine to clear up any interferences in his system, we can see how the regular adjustments makes a positive improvement.
He's still going to the neurologist and the paediatrician for tests regularly.
Yes, that's important.
But I have a strong feeling that this boy will heal much better and faster if his spine and nervous system are in optimal condition from the regular adjustments.
This is such a passion of mine.
I wish I could somehow tell everyone about this.
But I can't just shove it down people's throats.
That would probably scare off a lot of people.
They'd think I'm a crazy person.
I need your help.
Tell people about chiropractic.
Share your story with people.
Tell them about your child getting chiropractic care.
I'm convinced that it's the good that will make a positive difference in this world.
Have a good night!
See you at your next adjustment (don't wait until you're in pain!).
— Dr MaryAnne