August 12, 2020

My baby has a flat spot on his head, is this normal?

A flat spot or misshapen head is common, but certainly not normal. The incidence of plagiocephaly has increased dramatically since the advent of anti-sudden infant death syndrome recommendations for parents to keep their babies on their backs. (Wikipedia)

Plagiocephaly is a musculo-skeletal condition that can be helped with Chiropractic care. (J Chiropr Med. 2006 Summer;5(2):65-8,  Chiropr Med. 2017 Sep;16(3):257-261, J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2008 Dec;52(4):248-55)

There are numerous studies that have drawn conclusions with moderate to severe Plagiocephaly and developmental delay (J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Nov;27(8), J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Jan;71(1):112-117. Arch Pediatr. 2017 Sep;24(9):802-810.

If you are at all concerned about the shape of your babies head, please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help.

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Written by Dr Steve Boord

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