Colic is a condition that occurs in babies between the ages of 2-3 weeks through to 3-4 months of age. Colic is characterised by inconsolable crying spells, irritability and apparent abdominal pain. The causes of colic are not fully known or understood, but most health care practitioners will agree that the problem lies with the organs of digestion and the tissues in and around the abdomen. Parents have been turning to Chiropractors for treatment of their babies because of their ability to take pressure off spinal nerves. When a Chiropractor takes pressure off your child’s nerves, the nerve signals can easily pass from the brain to the organs of digestion in the abdomen, allowing the child’s body to digest food and function correctly.
Most of the health problems people experience in their adult life stem from post natal care. Child birth can cause a lot of stress on the baby and spinal misalignments can occur. Studies have shown that spinal problems can lead to colic and this is why chiropractic is an ideal form of treatment. The manipulation of an infant’s spine is very gentle and very precise. In addition, it is also very safe and effective and will lead to a drastic reduction in the symptoms of colic if the spine was the cause of the nerve pressure. The growth of the baby will be greatly improved when the joints are placed in the correct position and are not causing nerve irritation.
Chiropractic care is very good for growing children. This is because their bodies are growing very quickly and the children are very active. A fall or a tumble can cause injury which may lead to problems in their adult life. With chiropractic care, the child’s spine can be monitored closely and adjusted when necessary.