It’s 3am and your newborn has not stopped crying, and quite frankly, you might be crying as well. Days have turned into weeks of inconsolable crying, and you feel like you have exhausted your resources, late night Google searches, and friendly advice.
We have all heard parents talk about dreaded “colic” and how it can lead to an uncomfortable infant, sleepless nights for all, and helpless parents desperate for answers. However, maybe there is a resource you haven’t tried. A resource that doesn’t just help relieve inconsolable crying, but can also lead to overall health and wellness for your infant.
Have you tried chiropractic?
Chiropractic and Colic
According to Mayo Clinic (2014), the cause of colic is unknown; however predictions from this source include allergies, poor digestion, lactose intolerance, and even anxious parents.
We have a different explanation for colic, one that can be addressed without the need for predictions or medications. It includes checking the child’s spine for misalignments, specifically the cervical spine. Chiropractors know that the birth process can be traumatic for fragile infants. In most cases, anywhere from 60-90lbs of pressure is placed on the child’s head and neck during birth. This pressure can result in spinal misalignments and discomfort for the child.
While we are not saying chiropractic is a “cure” for colic, we have seen it to show improvements time and time again with consistent care. When spinal misalignments are found, interfering with nervous system’s ability to communicate effectively, chiropractic adjustments work to restore overall function!
Research on Colic
To learn more on the effectiveness of chiropractic, a study was completed comprising of 316 infants with moderate to severe colic. The results found that 94% of parents reported a satisfactory improvement for their child after a few weeks of beginning chiropractic care. A quarter of the parents even reported a difference after just the first adjustment!
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If your child is suffering from colic, and you are looking for a safe an effective approach to care- look no further! We want your child to thrive just as much as you do.
Get checked by a pediatric chiropractor today!
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