Chiropractic Alleviates Colic

Posted on Jun 28, 2017


Since babies can’t talk– yet–they cry. This is the major way they communicate with others. When a baby cries for seemingly no reason, though, they may be showing signs of what’s known as “colic.” Now colic isn’t a disease. It’s more of a catch-all term used to describe a baby who is healthy but cries for long periods at odd times. It’s not because they have a dirty diaper. It’s not because they’re tired. They just cry… and cry… and cry. About one in five infants may be colicky.

When it happens, a baby can cry for hours and hours. This stresses parents out! Parents get so frustrated because they want to help their baby feel better and not cry, but the baby just wants to keep crying and crying and crying. They may swaddle the baby, bounce the baby, give it a pacifier, and play soothing music– to no avail.

How do you know if your baby has colic? If their crying lasts at least three hours at a stretch, occurs three or more days a week, and keeps up for more than three weeks in a row, you’ve got a colicky baby. Generally, this occurs between the age of 6 weeks to 12 weeks.

Some theories about colicky crying suggest that the baby’s senses are overstimulated, they have an immature digestive system, perhaps they’re experiencing infant acid reflux, or maybe they’re allergic to certain foods.

The power of human touch should not be underestimated. Did you know chiropractic care can help alleviate colic? The chiropractor can apply pressure to the baby’s tummy/abdomen for relief. Chiropractic adjustments– even for babies– can restore proper nervous system functioning, thus providing colic relief.

Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake, Minnesota, can help your colicky baby. By the way, if you’re an adult and experiencing “abdominal colic,” where you have severe spasmodic pain in your abdomen, chiropractic care can help relieve that, too. Adults with this type of colic often feel restless. They may also have bad heartburn. Chiropractic care helps bring healing and balance to a person’s body systems, no matter what their age.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 651-464-0800 or email info@lakewoodschiropractic.com.

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