Chiropractic is not a treatment for colic. However, thousands of parents have reported relief of colicky symptoms in their infant through safe and gentle pediatric chiropractic care.
Colic is defined as inconsolable crying in an infant for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, for at least 3 weeks. A baby with colic will typically have a loud cry, tensed abdominal muscles, clenched fingers, and flexed legs. This usually begins around 3 weeks of age and can last until three to six months of age.
Research shows chiropractic care can help!
Chiropractic care is proven to be a natural, effective, and conservative way to relive colic in a newborn. A recent study reported an improvement in 94% of infants with colic following a series of chiropractic adjustments.
In fact, research shows that chiropractic care can help relieve infantile colic better than dietary changes, medication, or infant positioning! A randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, documents that infants who received chiropractic care showed a 67% decrease in crying whereas the infants who received medication only showed a 38% decrease in crying.
Chiropractic Care and Colic
Chiropractors remove stress on the nervous system, the body’s master control system, to allow the body to heal and function optimally. Misalignments of the spine (vertebral subluxations) are very common after the birth process, and can interfere with normal nerve function. Colic is a sign that the body is not functioning optimally. By restoring proper structure to the spine and taking stress of the nervous system, the infant’s body able to function and heal properly!
If your child suffers with colic, please call our practice to see how we can help!