It is unbelievable how many people are affected with immune diseases nowadays and it seems to be skyrocketing according to the findings of a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics. They conducted a study to see if there was any links between these conditions and those who were born via cesarean delivery which has been on the rise over the past two decades and they checked this against those who were born naturally. What they found was astonishing!
The study was massive in size and length. They followed a whopping two million children over a 35 year period who had hospital contact for various chronic immune diseases and looked into all of their history to determine the mode of their birth delivery. They found that those who were delivered by cesarean delivery had a significantly increased risk of asthma, systemic connective tissue disorders, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, immune deficiencies, and leukemia.
The study never concluded on why there is the connection we can fill in the gaps for you. During this procedure, the babies head and neck are placed under large amounts of stress and sometimes trauma in order to pull the largest part out first, the head. This can cause pressure on the upper neck and skull of the newborn. If there is a shift in the alignment of the spine causing pressure on the nerves close by it may cause interference to the normal functioning of the body. But don’t worry…..
CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP!
Another challenge that faces the newborn of a cesarean is that being delivered out of an incision in the stomach will completely bypass important bacterial exposure from the birth canal. At first you may think that this is a good thing because bacteria is bad right? Well…. not all bacteria is bad and actually most of the bacteria in your body is good! Missing this initial exposure could lead to altered flora in the gut which plays a major role in the function of the immune system and development.
Uh Oh….. you were born via Cesarean section? Don’t worry. That’s why we’re here. Chiropractic adjustments can help revive your spine and nervous system allowing your body and immune system to function normally.
To put it another way, chiropractors have the opportunity to potentially steer your child away from a life of asthma, systemic connective tissue disorders, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, immune deficiencies, and leukemia.
THIS IS WHY WE CHECK ALL CHILDREN!
Reference: Sevelsted A, Stokholm J, Bønnelykke K, Bisgaard H. Cesarean section and chronic immune disorders. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e92-8.