Saturday, January 14, 2012
I never knew a whole lot about chiropractic medicine. From what I had heard before, I didn't really believe in it. But tonight has completely changed my perspective. My friend practices an alternative form of chiropractic care called NSA (Network Spine Analysis) that doesn't involve cracking bones. It's a very gentle form of care that can even be performed on babies!
My 15-month old daughter has not been sleeping well for about a month now. This is unusual because she had been sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old. But for the past month, every time I put her down to go to bed, she would start screaming. We would try to let her 'cry it out' but usually after 30-60 minutes of serious screaming, either Jeremy or I would go rescue her and then she would stop. We had no idea what was wrong. Last night was the worst when she screamed for almost an hour before I went in to get her. I held her for a bit but she started crying again when I tried to put her back in the crib. So I ended up bringing her to my bed but she was very restless and didn't sleep until well past 1am.
Anyway, Leo, from our small group, is a chiropractor and he offered to give Ainsley some care. As I laid on my back with her on my tummy, she was very squirmy but after just several contacts, she started to settle down. It was very amazing to me but I kind of thought maybe it was a coincidence. After that, I put her to bed like how I usually do and then walked out of her room. I was still skeptical so I was totally prepared for the screaming to start up but she only cried a few soft cries and then that was it. She went to bed for the night.
Now I'm a convert. If you have back pain or if you are not sleeping well or if you have a fussy baby, give my friend Dr. Leo a call. Even better if your benefits cover chiropractors.