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Current Featured Patients: Beth Martin and Her Infant Son

Beth Martin’s son Jack had experienced a very traumatic birth which affected his arm movements and range of motion. Beth came to Baker Chiropractic and Wellness for a answer. Read her and Jack’s wonderful story below:


Chiropractic care for new born infants“My son Jackson’s birth was very traumatic. He was an emergency forceps delivery. He wasn’t breathing upon birth and had to be put on a mechanical ventilator and sent to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital NICU. He stayed there for a week where we were informed that an MRI showed some damage to his brain in the frontal lobe. As a result of his birth trauma and/or the damage to his brain, Jackson’s arm movements and range of motion were drastically affected. He couldn’t lift his arms above his head and he carried his arms in a “bulldog” position.

In trying to address this issue, we were sent first to a physical therapist and then an occupational therapist. Neither could figure out the root of the problem with his arms. The occupational therapist actually referred us to an orthopedic surgeon and suggested that surgery might be a possibility. At that time, Jackson was 5 months old and we were still seeing the same issues with limited range of motion and abnormal posture. I decided it was time to try something else.

I researched a bit and found that the doctors at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness had the best reputation in the area with infants. I made an appointment, not sure what to expect. At our first appointment, Dr. Paul explained that Jackson’s issues were probably caused by the trauma to his neck and spine when the forceps were used at birth. We started out with an intensive plan, going to see Dr. Paul three times a week. Dr. Paul was very gentle with Jackson’s adjustments – Jack generally smiled and babbled the whole time!

Jack is now 7 months old and has a full range of motion after less than 2 months of Dr. Paul’s care. We are very grateful to Dr. Paul and his staff for helping our son. His posture now looks very typical, and every time I see him stretch with his arms above his head, I breathe a sigh of relief!”

– Beth Martin