Baby Growth Issues

  • Isaiah Paxton

    When I was born, I was born at home, beautifuly and peacefully.  My mom’s labor was quick and uneventful, as all of my brothers’ births had been, undoubtedly thanks to the chiropractic she had received throughout the entirety of her pregnancy.  

    When I was born, as I was told,  I was born a bit bluish in color and struggled to breath with a normal cadance.  The midwife helping my mom told my dad, if he doesn’t improve in the next two minutes, we are transporting via ambulance to the hospital.  I’m sure my mom and dad were terrified.  

    Then, the midwife had a great idea, knowing my dad was a chiropractor, she turned to my terrified dad, who was not in doctor mode, but total dad mode, and said simply, “you need to adjust him, he needs help.”  

    Dad, baffled that he hadn’t given this consideration prior to this moment, went to work immediately.  He recalls “I put my finger tips on your little atlas (top of my neck) and found it swollen, stiff, and irritated.  I knew that the respiratory rate and rhythm is determined in the upper neck.  I then began to nudge the atlas towards normal, and, to my extreme relief, you began IMMEDIATELY to breath slowly and deeply and your color turned a beautiful baby pink. “

    My dad still tears to tell this story but never passes up the chance.  It always leaves me wondering, how many kids suffer through intervention and treatments that could have been fixed as “simply” as me?

    Isaiah Paxton

  • During the birth of my first son his jaw became stuck on my pelvic bone for 4 hours I attempted to push him out. Eventually he did make it into this world with a cone head and apparently his first subluxation. He then had an adverse reaction to his immunizations, after which he became deathly ill. I was a new mom and had no clue of health or wellness. He became allergic to almost everything, had leather skin, severe intestinal episodes and was lethargic. At the time my husband had an injury on the job and was sent to the chiropractor. The chiropractor had him bring in the whole family to share her chiropractic story. I had been to every doctor out there searching for answers. What she said totally made sense to me, to the point where I handed my baby over and asked her to please adjust him. At that point I had never yet been adjusted. After following her care plan of gentle adjustments, he literally changed before my eyes. First he got his healthy color back, next his energy came back, then his skin cleared up! She recommended I add some food he was allergic to back into his diet which I did slowly. Amazingly, he no longer reacted to the foods! I had my little boy become healthy again. She then planted the idea that perhaps I should become a chiropractor too which I laughed at. It took years yet led to my realization she was right. I had moved to Florida and the Sigafoose's became my chiropractors there which became life changing. I am one grateful patient! Now I get to assist in changing lives through being a chiropractor, all because of the empowering chiropractors who shared the story of subluxation with me and changed our lives!!

    Teresa Fourre

  • Around 9 months of age, my son started to drastically fall off the growth and weight charts. He was growing and looked very healthy but was very short and continued to fall farther behind in growth compared to other children his age. As a mom, I really started to notice how much bigger other children his age were. I asked our doctor, researched ways to help babies gain weight, did what any mother would do. At 18 months he was referred to an endocrinologist to test for growth hormone deficiencies. All came back normal. Still, I couldn't get him to eat even two full meals a day. Eating became a frustration for all of us. 

    Then I brought Luke to Dr. Travis. I had no opinion of chiropractic care, it was just something I hadn't tried or though of. About three weeks later of bringing Luke twice a week, his appetite changed drastically. He was asking me for food, often. He was finishing meals, wanting more, and I was thrilled. Even his daycare, grandparents and my husband all raved to me about how much he is eating! I knew it wasn't just a coincidence anymore. Luke is noticeably getting taller and gaining weight- even with constantly running around all day! 

    I was ready to face a long battle of constantly trying to get food in my childs stomach, go to as many specialists to figure out was "wrong". Now, I see my son growing healthy and strong with the nutrition his body needs and that he willingly eats and enjoys. Howell Chiropractic has made me one thankful and grateful mom!

    Paige Murphy