For the most part birth trauma largely goes unspoken of and consequently our little babies are largely under-treated for such. This is no bueno, because left untreated birth trauma can lead to a sequela of complications both short and long-term. Some of the contributing factors to birth trauma may include intrauterine constraint, drug use such as Pitocin to increase the intensity of contractions, forceps or vacuum extraction, and c-section delivery. According to a study in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association called “The Effect of Osteopathic Medical Management on Neurologic Development in Children,” Dr. Frymann reported that out of 1500 babies 90% had suffered birth trauma affecting their cervical spine and cranial bones and thus their nervous system. With 65% of your child’s neurological development occurring within the first 12 months of life, it is important to get his or her spine checked right away.