With the birth process becoming more and more an intervening procedure, the chiropractic adjustment becomes even more important to the child's future. -Larry Webster, D.C. founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Research is confirming chiropractors' observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1,250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the spinal care they needed. The authors reported that the spinal adjustment "frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness." The authors noted that an unhealthy spine causes "many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections especially ear, nose and throat infections." The above study discusses an 18-month old boy suffering from tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, therapy-resistant conjunctivitis, frequent colds, earache and increasing sleeping problems. He received a chiropractic spinal adjustment. The child demanded to be put to bed and slept peacefully until morning. His heath returned to normal. One wonders, what would have happened to this child if he never had spinal care? A life of antibiotics and other medicines? A life of continued sickness? The authors of the above-mentioned study concluded that a chiropractic spinal checkup "should be obligatory after every difficult birth" and any spinal stress "should be…adjusted…the success of adjustment overshadows every other type (of care)." In another study of 1093 newborns, 298 had upper neck stress and early signs of scoliosis. Surely too many children are born with subluxations that left uncorrected could hinder their health for the rest of their lives.