Is there a brainstem-SIDS connection?

It seems no accident that the incidence of SIDS has declined with the back-to-sleep recommendation. Chiropractically, it is quite clear that putting an infant to sleep on her back is a less stressed position for any spine -- especially one that is already compromised.

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