The brain develops tremendous during the first 5 years of life; proper sensory input is important of its development and result in normal motor function. Upper cervical misalignment at birth severely affects the verticalization of the body and development of brain and motor function. This is called KISS (Kinematic Imbalance due to Suboccipital Strain).
The infant may show only minor symptoms in the early months of their lives, e.g. a temporary fixation of the head in one position, and may 'recover' spontaneously.
Major signs and symptoms:
Associated signs and symptoms:
This is a correctable syndrome, and when caught early can leave no permanent effect to the child's normal neurological development. Please seek the help of a pediatric chiropractor for any further questions.