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Laryngomalacia, Stridor, and Arching

A seven-week-old boy presented with laryngomalacia, stridor, reflux, and gas, starting the first week of his life. Mom said that his noisy breathing issues were accentuated when he was uncomfortable with gas.

His lower body felt good, but there was strain in his digestive organ area, diaphragm, throat, neck, and head. He had a 40-second brain cycle, and oral ties were not a factor.

After the pediatrician made the laryngomalacia and stridor diagnoses, she said that the laryngeal tissue would naturally go from soft to normal in about one year and that these conditions would go away. She told the parents not to worry about his current breathing problem. I see things differently.

I felt a fascial strain pattern between his digestive organs and throat. When mom said that his symptoms increased when he was gassy and uncomfortable, that made sense to me. Irritation of his digestive organs caused his distant laryngomalacia and stridor to flare up.

Healthcare professionals miss this concept because they do not understand our full-body web platform. Plus, no one knows the child better than the mother. When she says something, we need to listen carefully and connect the dots in space and time.

I could possibly agree with the doctor that the symptoms may go away, but the causative strain will still remain. Since I believe it can cause other conditions later in life, it is best to deal with it now.

On top of that, mom said he arched badly but only when he was uncomfortable. Indeed, I found that his arching was straining directly into his throat. That additional arching pattern needs to clear first, as I often mention in these posts, and overall, I expect his body to respond positively.

The medical model needs to look at the big picture. Our craniosacral fascial viewpoint gives everyone the opportunity to connect the dots of apparently unrelated facts in a meaningful way.

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