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KiSS syndrome in babies: symptoms, treatment

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Does the position of your baby’s head seem unusual to you? Is he having difficulty acquiring his motor skills? It is possible that he has KiSS syndrome, a disorder that results from an imbalance in the cervical vertebrae.

KiSS syndrome or “Symmetry disorders induced by the upper cervical vertebraetranslates into a loss of mobility between the first cervical vertebra and the base of the skull. Symptoms depend on the age of the child. “3% of babies are affected by this syndrome”, says Dr. Marc Pérez, osteopathic doctor. What is KiSS Syndrome? How to diagnose KiSS syndrome? How to treat it?

Definition: what is KiSS syndrome?

KiSS is a German acronym: “Kopfgelenk Induzierte Symmetrie Störungen“, either “Symmetry disorders induced by the upper cervical vertebrae” in French. “The disruption of symmetry induced by the joints of the craniocervical junction results in a loss of mobility between the first cervical vertebra and the base of the skull, explains Dr. Marc Pérez. Result, the child positions his head badlywhich will lead to functional adaptations of the body, at the origin of various ailments.

What are the symptoms of KiSS syndrome?

They are different depending on the age of the child. Up to 2 years, experts speak of Kiss type I or II. For type I, the following symptoms may appear:

  • Motricity weaker on one side of the body
  • Reclining posture (C position of the body)
  • Hypersensitivity on one side of the neck
  • motor development disorder

For type II, among the symptoms are:

In view of the symptoms, the doctor requests the realization of x-rays

  • Refusal to lie on your stomach
  • Difficulty in support his head
  • Drooling and vomiting frequent
  • Hustle

From the age of 2, we observe:

  • Of the fine motor disorders
  • A delay in language development
  • Of the speech disorders
  • Of the difficulty in orientation in the space

What are the causes of KiSS syndrome?

They can be multiple:

  • A accident during pregnancy.
  • A malposition intrauterine of the child.
  • A too long childbirth or which required the use of instruments.

In view of the symptoms, the doctor requests the realization of x-rays cervical spine and pelvis to make the diagnosis.

What are the complications of KiSS syndrome?

If no treatment is put in place, the child will continue to grow with this joint dysfunction, which will lead to difficulty learning to walk and speech, a development of scoliosisof the migraine and various health ailments.

It is mainly about osteopathy sessions. Their purpose is to release tension at the level of the cranio-cervical junction and to remove blockages. “Four to six sessions are necessary, spaced 15 days apart, recommends Dr. Pérez. Then regular maintenance, depending on the importance of the asymmetry, until adolescence.

Thanks to Dr. Marc Pérez, osteopathic doctor.

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