Imagine for a moment—if you can—that you’re only two weeks old. Your head hurts, your stomach hurts, and you can’t sleep. What are you going to do? It’s probably going to involve a lot of crying.
On account of the fact that you don’t have the capacity for language, this is the only way you can let your parents know something is wrong—but unless they can determine the problem, they might end up feeling helpless. Fortunately, there are many possible causes for your discomfort, and chiropractic intervention may help to resolve it.
Is it a stomach problem?
Originally, colic was thought to be caused by stomach problems, or indigestion. However, medical practitioners have learned that it’s most likely caused by a wide variety of issues, and perhaps not one thing in particular.
Was there trauma during the birth?
Whenever an infant can’t be consoled, parents might begin to wonder if it’s something more serious than simple indigestion. It’s possible that the problem has been caused by a spinal distortion from the birthing process. Not terribly uncommon, these sorts of issues can usually be corrected through chiropractic means.
A substantial reduction in crying
Studies have indicated that spinal manipulation—another wording for chiropractic intervention—has been responsible for significant reductions in unexplained crying in infants. This reduction can be as high as over sixty percent.
If you’d like to help your child with their colic problems, consider chiropractic adjustments.
Not Enough Research
There have been no comprehensive studies concerning chiropractic adjustments and the treatment of colic. Therefore it’s important to note that while colic generally resolves on its own, chiropractic treatments are only one potential option.
Not an official Treatment
Chiropractic treatments are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent colic from presenting in your infant. Subluxation in the spinal area can cause problems which will almost certainly lead to colic or colic-like symptoms.
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You’re more than welcome to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our practice. You’re encouraged to take action and do everything in your power to comfort your child and determine the root cause of their colic. Please contact us today so that we can help you in any way we possibly can.