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Colic May be Helped by Wayne Chiropractors

Chiropractic Treatment for a Colicky Baby

Any parent that has had a colicky baby knows just how horribly frustrating and upsetting it can be. Not only do you have to see your child in discomfort or distress, but also it takes a toll on parents who aren’t able to sleep properly for weeks on end. All around colic is a condition that causes a lot of stress to everyone involved. Luckily, Wayne chiropractors may be able to offer some help where conventional medicine falls short.

What is Colic?

Colic is defined as uncontrolled crying without a distinguishable cause that lasts for at least three hours a day and for at least three weeks. Even though up to 20% of babies will exhibit symptoms of colic, there aren’t any factors that can identify which babies will be affected. Boys and girls get it at similar rates. The problem typically begins in the first two or three weeks of life then resolves itself within a few months.

Colic Diagnosis

Continuous crying over long periods without a known reason is the main way colic is diagnosed by doctors. Sometimes a baby will clench his fists, draw his legs up to his stomach, arch his back, or extend his arms and legs, but the crying is the constant. Colic won’t cause bouts of vomiting, diarrhea or weight loss, so if your baby has these symptoms you should visit your pediatrician. Colicky babies don’t suffer from any unusual developmental issues and they tend to grow normally.

Chiropractic Treatment for Colic

Your pediatrician, and every mother you know that has had a colicky baby, will offer tips and tricks to help relieve the colic, but if none of them seem to work you should consider letting Wayne chiropractors try. Childbirth is definitely a contact sport for a baby and it’s quite easy to suffer misaligned vertebrae in the neck and spine during the birthing process.

Misalignment in these areas can cause nerve irritation, resulting in reduced function in the digestive tract which could encourage those colicky symptoms. Chiropractic treatment for babies doesn’t look similar to adjustments performed on adults. The chiropractor only uses gentle pressure sustained in specific areas with one finger to correct spinal misalignments.

Most parents who bring their baby in for chiropractic colic treatment notice an improvement in the apparent discomfort and amount of crying. Just like with any adult condition, our Wayne chiropractors at Chiropractic Spine Center aim to treat the underlying cause of an infant’s symptoms.

At Chiropractic Spine Center our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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