Helping Your Child Heal Effects of shaken baby syndrome

We know you love your child, and you want the best for them. Though, as they grow up and become more independent, you will need to put your trust in other people. We hope those people you entrust your child to will care for them as much as you do, but that sometimes isn’t the case.

In a perfect world, Shaken Baby Syndrome, which occurs when an infant has been violently shaken, wouldn’t exist. Such an unfortunate incident can lead to adverse effects throughout your child’s body. It’s important that you understand what those effects are, so you can help your child go through the healing process. That means you will want to seek the best care for the health and well-being of your child. Here are some of the issues your child will deal with if they do not receive the care they need.

Possible Short and Long-term Effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome:

  • Irritability
  • Sluggishness
  • Vomiting
  • Poor Appetite
  • Blindness
  • Visual or Auditory impairment
  • Seizures
  • Cerebral Palsy (characterized by muscle stiffness that results in stiff, awkward movements)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Poor emotional or behavioral development

Shaken Baby Syndrome and Upper Cervical Care

While it is good to care for your child by loving them with open arms, those issues listed above from Shaken Baby Syndrome can become more severe if they do not receive the proper care. The good news is the preventative care of upper cervical chiropractic to help lower the chances of those conditions arising as your child goes through the healing process.

There is a good chance that when your child was shaken more than one vertebrae was knocked out of alignment. That misalignment will not just go away or heal on its own. If left unattended, it could lead to very adverse effects that could hinder your child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Upper Cervical chiropractic will seek to address the underlying cause of your child’s injuries by focusing on realigning your child’s spinal column.

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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are 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 for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at