My 6 month daughter keeps dropping her head to the left.

Tracey - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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She is a very strong girl and has been able to hold her head up very well since birth. She will be sitting still and her head will fall to the left. She dosen't bring it back up on her own eather. I pick it back up for her then she is fine. She dosen't seem to be in any pain. I have made a appt. with an ped. opt. but it isn't for another month yet. So, you know also this isn't a shy look or being bashful. And happen weather she is tired or not.Sometimes after this happens she gives a sigh when she is done. Anyone out there ever have this happen to them?

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Tracey, take her to a Chiropractor. I'm pretty sure she will turn out to have a minor spinal misalignment or a pinched nerve.



I know that a lot of parents freak out about the thought of their baby being 'manipulated' but it is perfectly safe if you find a qualified Chiro who knows how to work with babies. We've been taking our daughter (who is now 2 & 1/2) monthly since she was 6 weeks old.

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Hi. I am a Grandma and work for an Osteopath. I would like to recomend you go to an Osteopath rather than a Chiropractor please. They work with the body's structural system plus the muscles,tissues, etc that the support the skeleton. We dont always need manipulation to fix.
Ask for an osteopath that does CRANIAL work as well. They are wonderful with babies, very gentle. All the very best.

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Julianty - posted on 05/16/2013

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Hi.. How is your daughter now? does she recover already? Did she fall from bed or have headbump before those symptoms? can I have your email address? My daughter is having the same symptoms sometimes she lean or dropping her head to left but then she recover herself.. I dont know what to do.

Tracey - posted on 09/10/2010

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Thankyou for all of the info. She is going to have a few tests done. One is a swallow test and a baileys test I know what one one is but not sure of the other. She is going to be going to a few different places to get looked at. When I find anything out I will let you all know.

Katherine - posted on 09/09/2010

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My nephew had that. His neck muscles were weak and he needed PT. That appointment needs to be sooner, now she's doing it to the left? I would call and get her in asap. That's not right.

Tracey - posted on 09/06/2010

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Still no change. Her ears checked out to be fine. So there is no problem there.

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