YES. One example, from my early career involves a 17-day-old baby who came in to my office while I was working in Michigan.
The young patient was suffering from cyanosis (commonly referred to as blue baby). The child’s mother had already been to see three medical doctors, including an orthopedic pediatrician, and a neurologist but was given no relief, only the general diagnosis of esophageal reflux. When the young family came in the flustered mother handed me her son and said in exhausted desperation “fix him.” About an hour and a half later, after a few specific chiropractic adjustments, the baby changed from a scary blue color to a vibrant and healthy pink and instantly began suckled from his mother. The family was elated.
In the end the issue was not esophageal reflux, the baby was experiencing pressure on his brainstem – specifically to the area that controls lungs and heart function due to the top bone in his neck being out of proper position.
This pressure was caused by the birthing process (please note that this baby’s birth was not classified as a traumatic birth). During birth, the baby’s neck was rotated enough to cause the first bone in the neck (called the atlas) to move slightly, in turn applying pressure to the brain stem. After this interference was corrected using gentle pressure, the baby was able to regain control of the heart and lungs and pass oxygen to the body allowing the baby to heal.
This is just one of hundreds of life changing healing experiences I have been able to be a part of as a part of my job. I would be happy to share more with you or to discuss any discomforts you may be having to see if you could benefit from a chiropractic regimen.