Navigating Developmental Delays with Confidence

By Dr. Tony Ebel, DC, CPPFC, CCWP
Navigating Developmental Delays with Confidence | PX Docs

Hey parents. We understand that watching your child struggle with developmental delays can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You’re not alone in this journey, and we’re here to provide you with insights, information, and a path forward that can make a real difference in your child’s development.

This blog is dedicated to parents who are grappling with their child’s developmental delays, especially those who’ve been diligently seeking therapies but aren’t witnessing the desired progress. If you’ve been through PT, OT, and Speech Therapy, yet your child’s development has hit a plateau, this is for you.

Understanding Developmental Delays

Developmental delays encompass a wide range of challenges, affecting areas such as cognitive, social, emotional, speech and language, and motor skills. Two common concerns you may be grappling with are delays in walking or speech and communication.

However, it’s crucial to zoom in on Neurological + Motor Function, as these serve as the foundation for overall brain and neurological development. As experts in Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractic, we specialize in uncovering the true underlying causes of motor tone, coordination, and developmental delays.

The Overlooked Connection: Central Nervous System and Birth Interventions 

The heart of the matter lies in the Central or Autonomic Nervous System—a system often overlooked when it comes to developmental delays. Surprisingly, the #1 cause of problems with Neuro-Motor connection, coordination, and development is related to an issue that’s not discussed enough—birth interventions and trauma.

When interventions like forceps, vacuum, induction, and c-sections are involved in birth, the sensitive areas of the brainstem, cerebellum, and upper neck can suffer strain, trauma, and even injury. These areas control motor function and coordination, and any disruption here can lead to developmental delays.

The Perfect Storm and Subluxation

Such injuries, or subluxations, can initiate a chain reaction of developmental challenges, creating what we term “The Perfect Storm.” This storm can impact your child’s sleep, digestion, head, and neck control, crawling, walking, and other aspects of neurological development over time.

Identifying whether this subluxation and dysfunction exist in your child’s brainstem and upper neck region is a critical step that traditional pediatricians and therapists often miss. Only specialized Pediatric Chiropractors can assess and examine this area’s health and function with advanced technology called INSiGHT Scans.

Restoring balance to the Central and Autonomic Nervous System is the essential action step you and all parents need to know about. It’s time to equip you with this knowledge, as millions deserve access to these insights.

If you suspect your child may have tension, subluxation, or dysfunction in their brainstem controlling neurological development, dive into the provided links to understand more about Developmental Delay and the role Pediatric Chiropractic can play in their journey.

If you’re ready to make a positive change in your child’s life, check out our directory and reach out to a PX Doc local to you. They will help you schedule Neurological INSiGHT Scans—a crucial step toward helping your child reach their full potential.

Parents, you’re not alone in this. We’re here to empower you with knowledge, support, and a pathway toward unlocking your child’s developmental potential. Let’s work together to make a lasting impact on their future.

Author
Dr. Tony Ebel is the lead writer and educational guide for PX Docs. He is a Certified Pediatric + Wellness Chiropractor with 15 years of clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Tony has been teaching and training other Pediatric + Family Chiropractors for the past 10+ years, primarily teaching the clinical protocols he created for pediatric neurodevelopmental challenges such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Epilepsy, Anxiety, and more. This clinical program is now taught in collaboration with the Life University Postgraduate Department and has over 500 graduates. Dr. Tony’s passion is educating, empowering, and informing parents about the nervous system's role in natural, drug-free healing for all pediatric conditions and cases.

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