Chiropractic Care After Pregnancy - Managing Traumatic Birth Syndrome or TBS

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Chiropractic Care After Pregnancy - Managing Traumatic Birth Syndrome or TBS

22 March 2023

Stimulated by the ongoing study and lecturing by Dr. Joseph Flesia of Renaissance International, the condition of Traumatic Birth Syndrome or TBS was identified and brought to the Chiropractic profession in the late 1990’s in effort to bring greater public awareness to this potentially serious health threat.

What is Traumatic Birth Syndrome?

TBS is a condition in which the spine is injured during or shortly after the delivery process resulting in nerve damage or interference. In clinical Chiropractic terminology, TBS includes any birth injury causing the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. It is typically found in the infants’ neck and occasionally in the mid and lower back. Occurrences of this disorder are found when:

  • The head, neck or any other part of the spine and pelvis of the infant have been pulled and twisted during the birthing process
  • The birth process is prolonged
  • The delivery process is difficult
  • Extraction aids are us during delivery (i.e. forceps, vacuum, etc)
  • The child is delivered by Caesarean section

For TBS to present there must be damage to the spinal column and local nerve system. Injuries resulting in TBS may go unnoticed during the trauma of the delivery process. TBS may be painless in about 95-97% of infants and adults. The patient, therefore, cannot rely on pain as a sign of the condition. An examination by a Chiropractor is the only way to determine the presence and severity of TBS.

Three possible affects of TBS:

  • Spinal damage during the delivery process may result in post traumatic spinal arthritis, a weakened spine and other spinal disorders.
  • Nerve system damage during the delivery process can plague the infant throughout its life in the form of malfunctioning internal organs, adverse affects on the muscles and coordination and damage to the vital systems of the body such as the immune system.
  • Illnesses that may threaten the life of the infant, child and adult in addition to limiting the capacity to live.

There is much controversy about where to place the responsibility for occurrences of TBS. there is significant evidence that hospital aided deliveries may result in a high incidence of TBS. take a look at the statistics from hospital aided deliveries:

  • 10-12% of infant deaths are due to, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
  • 80-84% of children were victims of, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
  • 7 out of 8 newborn infant cadavers examined by a well known neuropathologist from Harvard Medical School died from spinal injury with nervous system damage, what Chiropractors term, TBS with the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex
  • “Of 13 countries in a recent comparison, the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from the bottom) for 16 available heath indicators.” –Journal of the American Medical Association

This article states that the U.S. ranks:

  • 13th (last) for low birth weight percentages
  • 13th for neonatal mortality and infant mortality overall
  • 1th for post-neonatal mortality

These disappointing statistics suggest heightened likelihood of unexpected complications in hospital deliveries in the U.S. they also support the possibility of increased hospital birth trauma including TBS and the resultant Vertebral Subluxation Complex and Subluxation Degeneration.

A better, alternative solution

When there is a greater respect for the life of the infant, the danger of the injury of TBS may be significantly reduced.
The Wellness generation seeks alternative measures such as home deliveries and a less traumatic approach to childbirth. Many Chiropractors see tens of thousands of infants and children on a regular Wellness basis to keep these children as healthy as possible, creating healthier adults.

One common fallacy is that a baby feels nothing at the time of birth. Watch as a newborn infant takes the first breath, the questing eyes, arm and hand movements- clearly, the infant feels every bit of what’s going on. That is why it is so important to consider alternative methods of delivery such as midwife- aided deliveries, at home, with the proper medical help close by in case of an emergency.
That is an important decision that parents alone must make with as much information as possible. For information on midwife aided home deliveries see the World Wide Web.

Benefits of a professional, licensed Chiropractor

It is a good idea to have a Chiropractor present at the birth process to examine your child for TBS and immediately attend to it should it occur.

Chiropractors have a great respect for the natural birthing process, and are the stand-by professional of choice at the time of birth to help eliminate TBS caused Vertebral Subluxation Complex as soon as it happens and monitor the child throughout maturity.

Chiropractic care of the mother before and during pregnancy is a mainstay to good health and the best possible delivery.  Chiropractic Wellness Care has become an integral part of health and Wellness for millions of patients.

Traditionally, many Chiropractors dedicate much of their clinical care to the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Hence, over the years, Chiropractors have become the prime doctor in the healing arts for millions of patients.

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