KiSS syndrome: Controversial diagnosis in infants

If there really is the KiSS syndrome, is hotly debated among doctors and alternative practitioners. The latter keep these cervical deformity for the cause of many developmental disorders in children. What is going on with the KiSS syndrome.

KiSS syndrome in infants

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With KiSS is the Head joint-induced symmetry Disorder abbreviated. is meant not a disease but a misalignment of the first two cervical vertebrae that connect the spine to the head. You will be responsible for future developmental disabilities in affected children.

Because the relationship between the vertebral deformity and her rumored consequences but so far could not be scientifically proven, doubting scientific medicine at the KISS theory (see: criticism of the KiSS syndrome). Alternative medicine, however, they represent vehemment and many articles on the Internet tell of treatment success after the KiSS-diagnosis.

Causes of KiSS syndrome

It is assumed that in particular traumatic birth experiences, such as e.g.

- a forceps or vacuum extraction,
- an (emergency) caesarean section,
- a special stress on the cervical spine at birth,
- Multiple births,
- a birth weight of 4,000 grams, etc.

lead to the fluidized-shift. But the breech position in the womb, for example, should be able to cause the KiSS syndrome.

KiSS syndrome: Baby

The baby cries for no apparent reason - it has the KiSS syndrome?

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KiSS syndrome symptoms

is typical of the KiSS syndrome that the baby has a preferred direction, which is clearly evident in his posture and his behavior.

Signs of the KiSS syndrome in posture and movement of the infant:

• oblique position of the head and trunk, possibly overstretching the body
• flattened back of the head, possibly hair wear
• head-holder and head rotation weakness
• imbalance in bed
• asymmetrical skull shape
• facial asymmetry (e.g., an eye smaller than the other)
• unequal and one-sided movements of arms and legs
• deformity of the feet
• immature hip joints

Possible signs of the KiSS syndrome in infant behavior:

• persistent crying, especially when scooping up
• avoid the prone position
• clearly preferred breast during breastfeeding, so breastfeeding problems
• preferred viewing direction
• drinking problems, often with drooling, difficulty swallowing
• Sleep disorders
• skipping of individual stages of development (for example, crawling)

Symptoms do not usually occur all at once, and also the result of other diseases or conditions can be. The screaming can e.g. also indicate the three-month colic.

Consequences of untreated KiSS syndrome

Proponents of KISS theory are convinced that an untreated KiSS syndrome can cause problems in the development process. These include the baby as motor problems, poor posture, sleep and relaxation disorders, an inhibited language development and general developmental delays.
When growing child, the untreated KiSS syndrome then (head joint-induced Dyspraxia / Dysgnosie), which may have further problems like ADHD, learning and concentration problems, headaches and migraines or bedwetting result converts to KIDD syndrome.

Diagnosis and treatment of KiSS syndrome

If you suspect that something is wrong with your child, you should think of it in any case a doctor. He will take the entire medical history, ask all the symptoms and carry out clinical trials. Maybe he is also X-ray your baby. And how does it continue? It depends on what the doctor thinks of the diagnosis KiSS syndrome. If he recognizes it and he pulls them into consideration, it will certainly recommend a manual therapy and / or osteopathy.

This is what the KiSS therapy from

The KiSS therapy on infants should be performed only by qualified and experienced medical practitioners. It aims to solve the blockages and tension the head joints by mobilizing handles and gentle pressure on specific points. A single treatment can be take between ten and 45 minutes. By health insurance manual therapies are incidentally usually taken, an osteopathic treatment on the other hand often has to be paid himself.

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