KiSS-Syndrom: Wie erkenne ich, ob mein Kind betroffen ist?

KiSS syndrome: unsustainable theory or medical fact?

KiSS-Syndrom: Wie erkenne ich, ob mein Kind betroffen ist?

KiSS syndrome treatment: possible therapeutic approaches

The diagnosis of KiSS syndrome basically means a deviation in the body posture from the normal central position of the spine. This deviation can be felt through the posture of the head, the position of the hips or the legs. If the parents decide to treat the diagnosed symmetry disorder, here are several methods:


  • Osteopathy
  • Manual therapy
  • Chiropractic

All three methods are designed to loosen the obstruction in the cervical vertebra area using special handles and gentle pressure. In most cases, long-term therapy is not necessary and the young patients show improvement in physical and psychological behavior after a short time.

Another therapeutic approach for kissing syndrome: helmet therapy. If your child has a deformed skull, orthopedic surgeons sometimes recommend that the child wear a head orthosis. It is a custom made helmet that is intended to correct the shape of the head of babies.

However, this is also highly controversial. The Society for Neuropediatrics writes in its statement:

“Until clear scientific data is available, no clear recommendation can be made for treatment with dynamic head prostheses, since according to current data it is primarily a cosmetic problem.”

KiSS syndrome treatment: cost

Since conventional medicine does not recognize this disease, not all health insurance covers the costs of therapies in the case of KiSS syndrome. You may have to pay for the treatment yourself. Treatment costs vary widely and can range from € 50 to € 400 per treatment, depending on the alternative practitioner or therapist.