Does your baby have …….
…….inexplicable and uncontrolled crying for more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, usually in the afternoon and evening hours?
…….inability to be comforted by picking up, changing nappy or giving food?
…….does your child pull their knees into their chest and always clench their hands into fists?
…….does your child tilt or turn his head to one side?
…….does your child cry when put into certain positions?
…….does your child have difficulty feeding from the one side?
Then YOUR child could have COLIC.
What causes colic?
There is no single cause of colic. Birth and early infancy can sometimes be a very difficult and traumatic time for both mother and baby.
Stresses increase with quick or prolonged labour or if the baby is positioned incorrectly. Assissted delivery using forceps, vantouse suction and caesarean sections can also add to the stresses.These stresses and injuries can result in the tightening of muscles in the baby’s spinal column which can cause the vertebrae to lose their normal motion. This can in turn irritate or put stress onto the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord which supply the various organs and tissues of the body.
The chiropractic approach
The chiropractic treatment of a baby is different from that which would be necessary for an adult. The infant’s spine is more flexible and the manipulation is adapted to make certain that only the lightest pressure is used. These can be done while the parent is holding the child.
Babies usually tolerate spinal evaluation and adjusting quite well, with no more discomfort than that caused by a physical examination.
Controlled clinical studies show chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy to be successful in the treatment of infantile colic.
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