Sydney, Australia- When Radin Thomlinson is born next month, healthy and strong despite having at one point been diagnosed with a number of spinal subluxation while still in his mother's womb, it will be in no small part thanks to a cutting edge chiropractic therapy known as an Open Fetal Spinal Adjustment (OFSA).
"When Radin's mother was referred to me by her Primary Chiropractic Practitioner, after discovering an unusual number of subluxations during routine surrogate muscle strength analysis, I had to do something fast," Chiropractic Surgeon Rod Burlingame explained. "Just one prenatal subluxation can be disastrous to an unborn child, and this baby was riddled with them. So After confirming the diagnosis with high-resolution fetal fluoroscopic imaging, I got to work."
Dr. Burlingame, who received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Open Fetal Spinal Adjustment from the Australian Chiropractic Association's Board of Chiropractic Specialties' Intrauterine Spinal Adjustment Division's Subdivision of Pediatric Chiropractic in 2005, has performed this delicate procedure at least twice before. "This is what that grueling weekend session at the Courtyard by Marriott in Wagga Wagga was designed for. Once I'm in there, the training takes over."
Once Baby Radin's mother is anesthetized using an ancient blend of acupuncture, hypnosis, intravenous propofol and inhaled isoflurane, Dr. Burlingame will make a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen. This will allow for exposure of the uterus and subsequent hysterotomy, which will provide access to the baby for correction of his subluxations. After the spinal adjustments are performed, he will be returned to his mother's uterus and the amniotic fluid replaced with organic water and Noni juice.
Pediatricians and conventional surgeons have voiced concerns over the safety and necessity of intrauterine spinal adjustment, even going so far as to claim that chiropractors have no place in hospitals or performing high-risk procedures. In response, president of the Australian Chiropractic Association Marcelle Jones says that all chiropractic treatments are safe for children regardless of their gestational age. "Chiropractic care can be remarkably gentle and amazingly effective," Jones revealed. "Being a university-trained spinal health expert allows the chiropractor to change their techniques to suit the abnormalities and location of each individual patient."