Left tort - Right Plagio - Hanger Band Grad - CA
From: jaimlee11 <jaimlee11@yahoo.
Sent: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 7:19 am
Subject: [Plagio] Helmet or no helmet?
I was told my son had plagiocephaly at our 2 month pediatrician'
visit. The pediatrician did not seem that concerned and told
us, "there is not much data on use of a helmet vs. no helmet, so I
wait and see if his head rounds out. Most children will round out on
their own by one year of age." At our 4 month check up, I told our
pediatrician I didn't feel my son's head was getting any better and
I wanted a referral for a neurologist, which he gave us. Upon seeing
the neurologist, he basically stated there is no prospective data on
the use of a helmet and he felt there was not much difference in
kids placed in helmet versus not using one. Our son is almost 5
months old now and I really don't see much change. After ready a lot
of blogs from Mom's who have used the helmet, I am concerned by
waiting, we are not doing the right thing. I'm also concerned that
our window of opportunity is closing if we decide to do a helmet. I
really don't want to look back and feel as if I could have done
something, adn didn't. Although, I don't want to place him a helmet
if we see no results! I just feel so stressed out about all of this.
Has anyone decided not to use the helmet and their child's head
eventually became round? We live in West Chester, PA and I would
also be interested in hearing on a good place to take him, if we do
decide to go with a helmet. One other factor, he also has
toricollis, and we are having a PT come out and do excercises with
him. Our ped also seems to think this will help his flat head. But,
I'm not sure if I can totally trust our ped's advice. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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