How Do We Fix It?
So, how do we fix this Structural Shift in order to relieve the Brainstem Pressure that is causing these Secondary Conditions in a baby?
We start by measuring the Structural Shift. We take extremely precise Structural X-rays from highly specialized angles from all three dimensions. We take one from the front, one from the side, and one from the top to assess and measure the Structural Shift in the baby’s head/neck. This allows us to use those measurements to calculate the exact angle needed to correct that shift. Once that angle is calculated, Dr. Slagel is able to correct that Structural Shift in one visit without any twisting, cracking, or popping like a traditional chiropractor. The amount of pressure used by Dr. Slagel is around 2-3 grams of pressure, which is just enough to dimple the skin, or another way to describe it is less than the pressure used to take your pulse.
Once the shift is corrected, Dr. Slagel retakes the Structural X-rays to remeasure to make sure it is completely fixed. Here is an example of these x-rays.
Once the correction is complete, the follow up visits are simply to confirm that it is still fixed and that the baby is recovering and healing up like we would expect. Ideally we do not need to adjust that baby again, because the head and neck have stayed positioned where they are supposed to. Dr. Slagel only needs to do one correction the majority of the time, and then he simply monitors it to make sure it stays corrected. So, we don’t typically need to take any more x-rays on any follow up visits. Once the baby is healed up and stable in that new correct position, then the baby is good to go!