Seeing your infant struggling with colic is difficult for any parent. Unfortunately it is a common condition, affecting 1 in 4 babies. While colic is not harmful to your child, it is an uncomfortable condition. There are many supposed techniques to ease your baby’s discomfort, but one of the most effective methods is chiropractic treatment, with up to a 80% improvement.
The exact cause of colic is unknown, but it is believed to be related to digestion problems as well as an influx of acid in the stomach. Symptoms vary from child to child, but they are all equally uncomfortable.
Babies can experience spinal misalignment when they are born, and it has been suggested that this contributes to colic. This affects your baby’s digestion, which is a possible cause of colic. Baby colic treatment is noninvasive, and involves the gentle manipulation of the body. Your chiropractor will assess your baby to judge how well the spine and nervous system are functioning; he will then decide on a course of treatment. Your chiropractor will softly manipulate the spine, joints, and soft tissue to help provide relief of colic. The suggested length of a treatment course is usually around one week, but varies per patient. Correct spinal alignment will assist in allowing nerve impulses to travel through the body to muscles and tissues and back to the brain. The aim of chiropractic care is to restore the body to health so that it can function at optimal capacity.
A healthy baby is a happy baby. If your baby is suffering with colic, contact your chiropractor for an assessment.