KISS syndrome in babies

It would be about 10% of newborn babies KISS syndrome can occur. The result is that your baby has to cry a lot and with his or her head in a strange position. Although many symptoms and unpleasant consequences of KISS are mentioned, such as problems in the development of the baby, the condition has not (yet) been scientifically proven. Many doctors will therefore not recognize or see it as a real condition.
Before you give your child the diagnosis KISS, it is wise to first ask your doctor or pediatrician for advice before you choose a treatment.

What is KISS syndrome?

KISS stands for Head Joints Influence in Disorders in Symmetry. Put simply, according to manual therapists, your baby has little or no mobility in the upper part of the neck. This is caused by the upper neck vertebrae being crooked. The result would be serious deviations in your baby's behavior, motor skills and development.

Possible causes KISS?

KISS would be caused during birth. In most cases with a slow and long delivery where the child is brought to the world with great difficulty. Usually with the help of pliers or vacuum. Other causes are just a quick delivery or caesarean section. In all cases it was probably the case that the neck could not properly follow the head and possibly became dislocated.

KISS syndrome symptoms

The KISS syndrome is not clearly visible. Also, it is not noticed at the moment it happens. Yet there seem to be a number of kiss syndrome symptoms. If you notice multiple symptoms in your baby, this does not have to be KISS immediately. There are many other causes of the symptoms below. So always discuss it with your doctor or pediatrician first.

  • Your baby cries a lot and is inconsolable.
  • Skew of the head and the head turns to one side.
  • Dressing up causes a lot of protest.
  • Asymmetry of the skull with sometimes a bald spot on the back of the head.
  • In some cases there are sleep disorders where your baby cries a lot and high.
  • Your baby is irritable, angry and restless.
  • There is a clear preference attitude.
  • Your baby always turns to the same side.
  • Pluck the hair in one place.
  • Do not want to crawl, but start shuffling.
  • Already stand up from 7 months.

Treatment KISS syndrome baby

There are manual therapists and osteopaths who can treat KISS syndrome. The treatment usually consists of a number of impulses on the neck and the pelvis of the baby that have to promote movement. There have been parents who after 1 or 3 treatments immediately noticed a difference in their babies. It felt to them as if they had 'got another child back'. According to the therapists it is good to treat the syndrome as early as possible.

No scientific evidence and criticism

It is important that you know that there is no scientific evidence for this syndrome. There are therefore many doctors who do not believe in their existence. In addition, there are doctors who are afraid that the treatments of KISS therapists may have harmful consequences. The impulses on the neck (or manipulation of the neck) may possibly cause other, more vulnerable vertebrae to become crooked. For the time being, it remains suspicions.

It has not been demonstrated that KISS actually exists and can be treated. But on the other hand, it has not been shown that the treatments have harmful effects or do not work. So it is a difficult issue.

If you suspect that your baby has KISS syndrome, talk to a doctor first before proceeding with treatment. Also keep in mind that there are also many other causes of the kiss syndrome symptoms baby you notice. In many cases, these symptoms (for example, a lot of crying) can naturally pass over.

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