Chiropractic Care for Colic
While it is normal for infants to fuss and cry for short periods of time, colicky babies cry nonstop for several hours, every single day, for an extended period of time. This can be extremely frustrating and heartbreaking for the parents, and result in both the baby and parents getting little to no sleep.
Colic affects roughly 20-25% of babies, and is difficult to deal with because there is no proven cure or guaranteed way to treat colic. Because of this, many parents turn to pediatric chiropractors for a gentle, safe, and natural way to help their child.
What Causes Colic?
Despite years of research, doctors are still not sure what specifically causes colic. There are many things that increase a child’s chances of colic:
- Immature nervous system
- Abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
- Sensitive temperament that requires more attention
- Intolerance for foods in the mother’s diet if the baby is breastfeeding
- Intestinal gas due to swallowing too much air while crying
- Intolerance for certain proteins in baby formula if the infant is bottle-feeding
- Not burping or improper positioning after being fed
- Low birth weight
- Acid reflux
Living Hope’s Solution: Chiropractic Care for Colicky Babies
A study published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that babies with colic showed significant improvement after they received pediatric chiropractic care. Based on parents’ reportings, 94% of the infants showed improvement from when they first began the study.
At Living Hope Chiropractic provides a number of services to help infants who suffer from colic.
Scans. We utilize advanced diagnostic scans, without any radiation, to test your baby’s nervous system and stress level to see where they are having issues and find the source of it.
Evaluations. We evaluate your baby’s spine, nervous system, muscles, stress, and possibly their tongue and lip ties to see where the problem originates.
Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments. We use gentle, safe and specific chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the tension and stress in your baby’s body, spine and nervous system that are systems of stress.
Make an appointment today to talk to a pediatric chiropractic doctor about care for colic relief!