Infant Colic and Chiropractic

Infant Colic and Chiropracticv

Infant Colic and Chiropractic

The constant crying of a newborn baby can be very distressful. Previously, colic was thought to simply be indigestion.  However, now colic can be defined as, “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from zero to three months old. If it continues for more than 3 hours a day, and more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, it is considered the diagnosis for Colic. This condition usually occurs in the afternoon and evening hours.”  There can be several reasons for a baby’s consistent crying. Therefore, it would be in the best interest of all to seek the assistance of a medical professional.

Often, during a routine check-up, a Chiropractor will find spinal distortions in the neck and upper back area that may be painful for the baby. This can be especially common in the case of a difficult child-birth. Studies have shown over the years that very gentle spinal adjustments/mobilizations can decrease the crying in babies by a significant amount.  Since babies lack the ability to indicate that something can be severely wrong, when a baby cries, this can signal a desperate ‘cry’ for help. That is why it is so important to look for professional help!

I have actually been pain free more days than not and have been sleeping better.

"I had Sciatica and lower back problems with immense pain.  I could not sit, stand or lay down without absolute pain.  It had been ongoing for the past ten years and I think an old fall down the stairs started it.  Basically I would only go to a doctor at the urgent care when it was severe enough.  They gave me muscle relaxers and Vicodin.  They helped but not for the long term.  I was referred to Dr. Rosenfeld by Hilary Arnatt.  The results have been amazing!  I have actually been pain free more days than not and have been sleeping better.  Thank you!"

- DS

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