Today, I saw a six-year-old boy for evaluation and treatment. As an infant he hit the jackpot with all six of our fussiness issues: breastfeeding difficulty, colic, reflux, gas, indigestion, and constipation.
Some people may have said years ago that he will “grow out of” these infant conditions. In my world as the fascial strains remained untreated, the names of the issues just changed as he “grew into” his present conditions: anxiety, tics, neck pain, back pain, constipation, and bedwetting.
At six years of age, what kind of quality of life is he looking at for the next 90 years? Unfortunately these children are everywhere. Neonatologists need to realize the merit of the newborn work. Hospital administrators need to understand its health benefits. Insurance companies need to see its preventative value. Hospital therapists need to provide this service at birth.