The first subluxation is the most important and yet the most neglected. The first subluxation usually occurs at birth since over 90% of the United States populace was born in an unnatural environment. Right from our first breath the vital life energy that flows from our brains down through the spinal cord and out to every cell is being choked off by vertebral subluxations caused by forceful birthing procedures.
Abraham Towbin, M.D., a Pathologist at Boston University says in his paper on brain stem injuries, that after autopsy of unexplained crib death babies, he found that 7 out of 8 babies died due to spinal cord injury. Injury that caused suppression of the cord’s vital functions, leading to paralysis of the life support systems and eventual death. Dr. Towbin tells us that this spinal cord damage is the direct result of pressure and force applied to the newborns head and neck by the Obstetricians’ use of his hands or by using forceps or suction devices, all of which are used to pull the newborn out from the mother. This tremendous amount of force applied to the newborn’s delicate spinal structures causes hemorrhage, dislocation, fractures and subluxations of the cervical spine, which in turn all produce pressure on the spinal cord and brain stem thus cutting off totally or partially this vital nerve energy. This damage leads to instant death, or death several weeks later, disability, and sometimes there are no symptoms at all until years later!!! The importance of Dr. Towbin’s study of dead newborns is even more important for those yet to be born in this over technological society. It’s important because it serves as a warning to parents that birth is a natural spontaneous process and not the 9 month disease that medical “experts” would like us to believe it is.

The results of Dr. Towbin’s study found that ALL infants born under these unnatural conditions (over 90% of us were) can be divided into groups. He divides all newborns into three distinctive groups:
1. Those that die at birth: These newborns whose spines were so mangled that their little bodies were never given the chance to function and didn’t last more than a few minutes.
2. Those that live for several weeks then die: These newborns appear “normal” at birth and because they do not present symptoms they are never checked for spinal cord damage. Several weeks later, symptoms do appear and so much life has been cut off that they’re unable to sustain life.
3. This last group is divided into two groups:
A. Those who are severely limited from normal function:
By such problems as temporary paraplegia, permanent paraplegia, paralysis of the diaphragm (can’t breathe under their own power), cranial nerve damage causing facial paralysis, deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, minimum brain damage, epilepsy and other nervous system disorders.
B. And lastly, those who at first exhibit no symptoms:
But years later problems will arise due to damage at birth. This last group sounds like one in which many people in our society fit. This is why it’s so important to be health conscious instead of waiting for symptoms to develop, which is disease conscious. This is why Chiropractic has an important role to play in our society’s future health care. Chiropractic hangs its hat on prevention and health, not treatment of symptoms and disease. There are laws of cause and effect, and if you treat the effects instead of removing the cause, you’ve really done nothing but temporarily relieve that effect while the cause of the problem is allowed to remain.

Dr. Gotfried Guttman, M.D. found that childhood SUBLUXATIONS had received “… far too little attention” recommended that a chiropractic spinal checkup should be performed as soon as possible after birth.

“Mechanical injury to the upper cervical spinal structures in new born’s is indicated as a causal mechanism in cases of
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Department of Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Mallory Institute of Pathology.

Nerve disturbance caused by the spinal column is called a vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxations are often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because they can be present for long periods of time without any evidence of pain or symptoms. This is similar to a cavity eating away at a tooth long before a toothache occurs. Subluxations irritate the nerves which interfere with the flow of nerve impulses. This reduces the body’s inherent natural healing ability. Subluxations also alter the optimal structure of the spine which weakens it and increases degeneration. Vertebral subluxations are devastating to a person’s health and are well documented by leading health authorities.SUBLUXATION RESEARCH“Subluxation is very real. We have documented it to the extent that no one can dispute its existence. Vertebral subluxations change the entire health of the body by causing structural dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference. The weight of a quarter on a spinal nerve will reduce nerve transmission by as much as 60 percent.” Chang Ha Suh, Ph DSpinal Biomechanics Expert ~ University of Colorado

The nervous system does much more than transmit sensory information to the brain or control motor functions. It actually controls the peripheral organs, including its biomolecular environment. The Central Nervous System is involved in all disease conditions as the CNS not only processes incoming physical and chemical information from the body, it actually controls organs and cells to maintain health and homeostasis.” “The quality of healing is directly proportional to the functional capability of the central nervous system to send and receive nerve messages. Janson Edwards, MD, PhD

“Subluxations of vertebra occur in all parts of the spine and in all degrees. When the dislocation is so slight as to not affect the spinal cord, it will still produce disturbances in the spinal nerves passing off from the foramina. Dr. James Woddersee, NeurosurgeonSurgical Treatment

“The beginning of the disease process begins with postural distortions” Dr. Hans Seyle, Nobel LaureatePosture and Health•Posture and normal physiology are interrelated•
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At the Rockefeller Institute, Dr. Arpad DeNagy determined that interference to the nervous system, due to spinal stress, resulted in serious damage within a short period of time. He recommends that stabilizing biomechanical care should begin as soon after birth as possible. Furthermore, he indicated that this spinal stress tragedy may take sixty years to develop fully! ”

The entire birth process, from conception and pregnancy to delivery and post-delivery, can lay the foundation for later mental and physical disease. We now know that the trauma surrounding the birth process is engraved as imprints in the developing nervous system of the fetus and newborn.”
“The real cause of our demise is not diseases, but the spinal stress that happens at birth. This robs us of our innate potential for a very long, very healthy, and very happy life. “The child will have less than optimal physical, mental, and social well-being. The birth damaged child carries the seeds of premature death with him at all times.” Boston University Pathologist Arthur Janov, Ph.D.

Studies at Columbia University have shown that the average child loses seventy percent of his biological potential by the age of seventeen. Traumatic birth syndrome, whether it results in immediate symptoms or diminishes your human potential over the course of your lifetime must be dealt with immediately.

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1250 infants chosen at random, 211 of them suffered from nervousness, vomiting, muscular abnormalities, tremors and insomnia. 95% (200) of those children had abnormal cervical (neck) muscle strain indicating vertebral subluxation. When the subluxation was adjusted and the muscle strain removed, an immediate calming often resulted, the children’s crying stopped, the muscles relaxed and the children fell asleep. The authors noted that an unhealthy spine causes “many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections — especially ear, nose and throat infections.” Viola Frymann, D.O. 1966 

“Mechanical injury to the upper cervical spinal structures in new born’s is indicated as a causal mechanism in cases of
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Department of Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Mallory Institute of Pathology.

Abnormal posture results in decreased blood flow and is a major factor in all disease, including cancer.
Reich 1974