Dr. Donald Trepany, DC, Los Angeles, CA: Hello! This is Robbie. And Robbie, Robert, is a very, very, very, very special patient of mine ‘cause he’s my son, and he was adjusted at about 30 seconds old. He had a rough birth. They had to forceps him out. He didn’t want to come out. Plus, he was a big, big baby, but his neck was out. His atlas was out. And, I remember checking it and it was like, oh my gosh. So, I adjusted him right then and there. And, with babies it just slides over the upper part of the cervical. Now, what was significant about that?

It is I’ve studied it and in a lot of readings I’ve done. In 1969, a guy named Gottfried Goodman, he’s an M.D., a manual therapist. He adjusted spines. He found that…he did autopsies on SIDS babies…kids who…babies who’ve died in the crib for no known reason, and he found…I think he did 1,100 of them, and I think over 900 of them…over 900 of them had the atlas was out, subluxated. Well, what’s significant about that? The atlas being out, the brain stem sits right there, right where the atlas is and when the atlas is out, it puts pressure on the brain stem. Well, all our respiratory centers are there. All the nerves in the body cross through that region. So what happens is when the babies go to sleep, they’re laying down on their stomachs they turn their heads…well, if their atlas is out and if they turn their heads and increase the pressure on that brain stem, because that subluxation is there. They haven’t been checked. Out they go, unfortunately. So, when I checked him, and I think the only reason you’re alive is because of that adjustment.

Now, Robbie knows what’s going on. He’s been adjusted thousands of times in his life. It was fun adjusting him as a little tiny guy and now as a big, big, big guy. There we go, Robbie. Good.

Robbie: I’ve been getting adjusted for 19 years, my whole life basically. And, I just want to let something know for you first timers, completely relax when you get adjusted, and because it makes it so much easier on you and it will hurt a lot more if you tense up. Even though you will think it will hurt less if you tense up, it’s going to hurt more because you’re constricting your body, which is probably why you’re in a subluxated state. So, you just gotta be relaxed and move with it so then every thing that the chiropractor do…does is…it just sets your body right. It sets your body in like homeostasis if you want.

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