Babies, Acid Reflux, Medication, Gerd, NewbornWhy Is Acid Reflux Such an Issue Amongst Babies?

This topic was considered in a recent story on Tele-management. According to the story, the main concern is the function of the lower esophageal sphincter. If this sphincter is not functioning properly or is underdeveloped, reflux is the result. This actually occurs in many infants who have no other symptoms of poor health. If a baby vomits in his or her first four months, reflux is the likely cause.

Is Medication Fixing the Problem?

When an infant is diagnosed with acide reflux or GERD, the recommended relief care is usually medication. Dr. Eric Hassall, however, believes that medication is prescribed far more often than needed (as reported in Pediatrics, a medical journal). Often, these medications have little to no success. Does that mean you should leave your child untreated? Consider the following natural option.

Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief Care in Dublin California

There is a natural means of relieving the underlying cause of infant reflux. A minor trauma during the birthing process causes an upper cervical misalignment in some children. Such a misalignment can result in varying conditions, including reflux.

In fact, one German researcher, Dr. Godfrey Gutmann, has been studying this topic since the 60s. In 1987, he published research showing that upper neck problems are linked to conditions such as:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Ear Infections
  • Scoliosis
  • Colic
  • Torticollis
  • And other health conditions

In the study, more than 1,000 babies were studied, and more than 80% had upper cervical misalignments, usually the result of birth trauma.

To fix this misalignment, upper cervical chiropractors use a gentle approach with none of the popping or cracking associated with general chiropractic. Safe for infants, Dr. Andrea Pritchett offers upper cervical adjustments in the Dublin, California area. An examination can show if your infant’s reflux is being caused by an upper cervical misalignment. Why not schedule an appointment today?

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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is 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, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at