Spinal Galant

Spinal Galant

spinal galantTriggers

  • When baby is on its stomach, pressure is exerted on one side of the spine, from the upper back toward the lumbar region.

 Response to Triggers

  • The hip on the side of the stimulus will curl up on that side.

The Spinal Galant is present at 20 weeks in utero and is integrated between 3 and 9 months of age.

 The function of the spinal gallant is unknown. It may:

  • Assist in the birthing process
  • Be used for balance during the creeping and crawling phases of development
  • Act as a conductor of sound in utero 

There is an association between the spinal galant and hearing and auditory processing


Symptoms of a Retained Spinal Galant

  • Poor concentration

  • Poor short-term memory

  • Fidgeting, squirming, constantly changing position

  • Dislike of clothing that is tight around the waist or bothered by tags on clothing

  • Poor bladder control and persistent bedwetting

  • Irritable bowl syndrome

  • ADHD symptoms

  • Hip rotation to one side, can appear as a limp or contribute to scoliosis