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Chiropractic And Colicky Babies & Breathing With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

CF 211: Chiropractic And Colicky Babies & Breathing With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Today we’re going to talk about chiropractic and colicky babies and we talk about thoracic outlet syndrome and breathing.  But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music

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You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode #211 Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about Manual & Passive Therapies For The Neck, and then we’ll talk about Acupuncture For Post-Surgical Pain. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class. 

On the personal end of things…..

Well, it’s the new year now. What do you do to prepare for the New Year?? Do people still do the resolutions….new year, new me type of thing? That just seems so 10 years ago doesn’t it? For me, people ask me about that and I’m like, I just think of stuff as I go along and I just do them. I wish it were all more contrived or planned out but it’s just not. I took up painting last year and I took up investing in real estate last year as well.

Those weren’t things I planned out and storyboarded or something smart like that.  For painting, I saw a painting I really liked and thought, “” Wouldn’t that be amazing if I could do that myself?” So I started watching YouTube videos to learn and I joined a bunch of Facebook groups. I sat back and soaked in everything painting and once I was confident, we were off and running.  Real Estate, money has always been in real estate and it always will be. It’s like the saying, “ Real Estate….they’re not making any more of it.”

One day I stumbled on a podcast that changed my thinking and gave me tools to be confident. For free. It was inspiring so I soaked up podcasts and private FB groups and away we went. I just spent all day yesterday working on our short-term rental in Lubbock TX and evaluated some property in Orlando this morning.  I think there are planners and then there are do-ers. I’m a do-er. Sometimes it may seem a bit haphazard but for the most part, I noticed an opportunity or I get some inspiration, then I go into the fact-finding part of it. I identify the places I can soak up education, and I attack it trying to get all of the knowledge I can get.

I did the same with music, and sculpting, voice-over, and furniture building. I’m definitely a fact finder. 

Once I have the facts and have some confidence, I act. THAT’s the key. Acting upon your knowledge. Paralysis by analysis is a very real thing and if you simply sit on the bench studying, you miss the opportunities and watch as others are doing. It’s not fun to get lapped because you were too nervous Nelly to get into the game.  I’ve been frightened to get a nurse practitioner but have wanted to do it for years. I finally made the time to get educated on the process, I signed up for some help and mentorship, and I hired a lawyer that knew the process and the legalities of the whole thing. And here we are.

Now I have a medical clinic. I was stuck in the analysis phase for 5 or more years. Don’t do that folks. Those that win act with some level of boldness. Not stupidity or ignorance. But boldness.  So, storyboard it, vision board it, whatever works for you the best. But don’t sit on your hands thinking. Search out the knowledge, get smart on your topic of interest, and then act.  If you’re going to have a resolution this year, make the simple idea of ‘Acting’ as part of it. “”

I will lose weight, I will get more exercise in 2022, I will be a better husband, brother, son, Dad in 2022, and will grow my business in 2022, and I’ll do it all because I act upon the education is search out.” So do that. 

Item #1 This first one is called, “Respiratory dysfunction in individuals with thoracic outlet syndrome” by Saglam, et. al. (Saglam M 2020) and published in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in July of 2020.

Why They Did It

The purpose of this study was to compare pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength and endurance in individuals with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and healthy participants.

How They Did It

  • Sixty-two individuals with TOS and 47 healthy individuals participated in this study. 
  • Pulmonary function testing was performed using a spirometer. 
  • Respiratory muscle strength (maximal inspiratory pressure [MIP] and maximal expiratory pressure [MEP]) were measured using a mouth pressure device. 
  • Respiratory muscle endurance was tested at 35% maximal inspiratory pressure and measured as the time in seconds from the start of the test to voluntary exhaustion.
  • Age distribution and physical characteristics were similar between the groups

What They Found

If I go through this information as it is written, you’ll get glossy eyes, start thinking about why you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway, why apartments are buildings that are all mostly attached, and I’ll lose you so we’re hopping to the wrap-up. I told you, we’re the AC/DC of chiropractic research people. 

Wrap It Up

Expiratory flow rate and respiratory muscle strength and endurance may be adversely affected in TOS. Trunk muscles perform both postural and breathing functions. Therefore, disruption in one function may negatively affect the other. Item #2 The last one today is called, “Clinical Evidence of Vestibular Dysregulation in Colicky Babies Before and After Chiropractic Treatment vs. Non-colicky Babies” by Hoeve et. al. (Hoeve’ J 2021) and published in Frontiers in Pediatrics in May of 2021 and bam, lets kick the heat up on this mamma jamma. 

Why They Did It

To date, after 65 years of research that was primarily directed at differentiating between normal and colicky crying, the cause of infantile colic remains elusive and no definitive cure has been found. Given the general absence of pathology, colicky crying is widely considered the extreme end of a spectrum of normal crying behavior.  However, evidence gleaned from scattered sources throughout the literature suggests that infantile colic may be the behavioral expression of physiological brainstem dysregulation, particularly of the vestibular and autonomic systems.  The purpose of this study is to present a five-point clinical index of vestibular (hyper) activity and its application to investigate vestibular dysregulation in colicky and non-colicky babies.

How They Did It

  • One hundred and twenty consecutive colicky babies were evaluated using this index, before and after a very gentle vibratory treatment, and compared to 117 non-colicky babies.

What They Found

  • Again, this results information isn’t audio friendly, it’s very technical, and you’ll be wandering off in your brain asking yourselves all of the great mysteries like Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds? Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Wrap It Up

Colicky babies are not just infants who cry a lot. They also show clinical evidence of vestibular dysregulation. Treatment aimed at relaxing tight sub-occipital musculature by means of gentle vibrational stimulation may be effective in decreasing vestibular hyperactivity, signifying an improvement in brainstem regulation. The vestibular index opens the prospect for development into a tool toward an objective and practical clinical diagnosis of infantile colic. Alright, that’s it. Keep on keepin’ on. Keep changing our profession from your corner of the world. The world needs evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners driving the bus. The profession needs us in the ACA and involved in leadership of state associations. So quit griping about the profession if you’re doing nothing to make it better. Get active, get involved, and make it happen. Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week. 

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I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots. When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few. It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient. And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!

Key Point:

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Bibliography Hoeve’ J (2021). “Clinical Evidence of Vestibular Dysregulation in Colicky Babies Before and After Chiropractic Treatment vs. Non-colicky Babies.” Front Ped.  

Saglam M, F. T., Vardat-Yagli N, (2020). “Respiratory dysfunction in individuals with thoracic outlet syndrome.” J Man Physiol Ther 43(6): P606-611.