Is Your Baby Colicky?
Is your baby crying restlessly? When most individuals are dealing with pain somewhere on their body, they can express it and seek treatment. However, babies are limited in their communication skills. As a result, any type of pain or discomfort can be frustrating for a baby - causing them to cry endlessly. It is normal for a baby to cry, however, constant crying could be the result of a more serious underlying issue. Our chiropractor has the experience necessary to treat your colicky baby.
CAUSES OF Colic
Before modern medicine, colic in infants was believed to be caused by digestion issues. However, colic is now a condition that goes largely unexplained and is merely described as incessant crying in infants less than 3 months old and lasts more weeks. The official colic definition categorizes colic as crying that lasts more than three hours a day, three days a week.
Research has shown that the vast majorities of newborns have spinal irregularities. A chiropractor has the ability to correct these misalignments with careful, gentle presses on your baby’s back. An aligned back gives your baby the best chance at growing fully and healthily. When a baby is born an estimated 50+ pounds of force surround the baby during delivery. This results in significant pressure to the baby’s spinal column. This force understandably results in slight misalignment to the spine and discomfort to the baby. Usually, this goes untreated and is often the cause of the colic in babies we treat at our clinic.
Treating Colic with Chiropractic Care
If your baby has a spinal misalignment, chances are it is impeding your child’s development and is a source of unease. Our staff is trained in using the lightest of touches to correct these developments and relieve tension in your baby’s back. These micro-adjustments help your baby’s body function at its peak so that they may grow pain-free - the sudden break from crying is only another benefit. Not to mention, when your baby’s spine is in perfect alignment, their immune system is able to better protect them from harmful germs. Chiropractic care is safe, effective and beneficial for infants.
If you want to treat your colicky baby, or simply want to give your baby a check-up, Viva Health Centers in West Palm Beach or Boynton Beach is ready to help. Feel free to contact us for more information or take advantage of our New Patient Special Offer.