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I know many here have been told by specialist, as we have been, that CVS has to do with the signals going back and forth from the brain to stomach.  Well, I don't know yet if this is going to work for my 9 yr. old daughter, but I'm taking her to an upper cervical chiropractor.  There are not many around, but from what I'm learning it has a lot to do with the brain signals to the body and how those signals can be interferred with when the atlas bone, the bone at the very top of the spine and at the base of the skull, is out of align.  Please checkout the websites: upper-cervical.com and
upcspine.com/default.asp

The second website has a link to help you find an upc specialist in your area.

The first website explains how this chiropractic procedure "is a relatively unknown yet simple scientific procedure that maintains head and neck alignment which in turn, allows the brain to communicate efficiently with all parts of the body without interference." 

My daughter has been going for a month and having that top atlas bone gently adjusted and so far is doing great (She hasn't cycled since May and was put on Periactin - so it worked but we don't like her being on meds indefinetly.)  We are taking a leap of faith and have even taken her off of the med.  I'm not saying this is right for everyone and she still my yet cycle, but they did find that her atlas bone was very rotated and out of align and since they've been adjusting her, she has stayed in align and so far so good.

Please read the info on these websites and see what you think.  There just might be a connection here. 



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I think that is great. Please keep us updated. My husband did try a chiropractor and maybe it just wasn't the right one- but each time he went they said it was out of alignment and they'd adjust him and he would get sick from it. And then he'd go back and it was out of wack each time. So he stopped. But like I said - maybe it just wasn't the right guy. Good luck and let us know.


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Apparently there are not too many around and it must be a fairly new procedure. 

 We just got back from an adjustment and I was asking the Chiro. the difference between them and other Chiro. and she said first of all they take very detailed, specific xrays of the atlas bone, then they use those xrays and do very detailed adjustments to the atlas bone using a special tool.  It is very gentle.  It gets the meassurements exactly according to the meassurements from the xray and gives a very gentle adjustment. 

My daughters has held after the first two adjustments.  They check it every time but so far it's stayed in align.  That's typical with children.  Adults tend to take longer for the body to give into the new position of the atlas if it's been that way for years.

I wonder if your husband might have gotten sick because the atlas bone was still out of align and adjusting the spine before and without adjusting the atlas bone first (which is what they do here) caused his body to react in a negative way.  However, they did tell us that it's not uncommon for people to get nauseated and/or vomit, have changes in their bowl movements, get dizzy, etc. after the first few adjustments.  Your body starts to detoxify after being adjusted apparently AND there is occasionally a phenomenon called Retracing that is experienced as the patient begins to heal.  It is the re-experiencing or re-awakening of old pain, or other symptoms, including memories and even emotions as you heal.   People have developed rashes, vomitting, diarrhea, or a short lived fever.  It's very important to tell the chiropractor what you are experiencing (every little detail). 

My daughter has experienced very brief moments of nausea over the past few days and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that it's this retracing that is going on and not a cycle coming on.  So far it hasn't lasted to a full blown episode.  I and the chiro. think it may be that  (the retracing) and the fact they they've began putting her in "traction" (a little log shaped pillow under her neck for 10 minutes, 3-5 days a week) to put the natural 45 degree curve back in her neck.  (hers is only 27 degrees right now)  Her body may be adjusting to that.  It makes you dizzy when you first raise up from it, but it only lasts a few seconds (for her). 

Anyway, sorry for the novel, but I've just been soaking up so much of this info that really makes sense to me and hoping that it really might help someone out there. 

Best wishes and God bless!



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I just wondered if you had an update as to how your CVSer was doing? We have begun this therapy for my daughter. It is so hard to know if it is really working or if you are just grasping at straws! I know it has been a long time, but please reply! Thank you!


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Any updates on this thread? How are your children doing? I am looking into this for my child too.
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I can tell you that I have talked with a couple people that this works really well for. My CVS son helps mitigate his migraines with chiropractic adjustments. Which in turn does help with his CVS episodes.

But commenting on it again notifies the person that posted. Hopefully they respond to you.

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Thank you, wynnak. I hope so too. We were seeing a regular chiropractor who would crack the neck and back and honestly, I feel it made things worse. All of my reading says upper cervical specialists use stretching and pressure to move the vertebrae gently. I’m looking forward to seeing what the X-rays come back with and how the adjustments go. I’m so hopeful for this treatment for my daughter. I plan on continuing the mitochondrial supplements for a year or so in hopes it will help support her body while it heals from the whiplash and displacement so long ago. We are also doing cranial sacral therapy for her.
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The one we saw also treated development delays. He had a very through understand of systems and interactions. Similar to things like the Bowen technique.
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