How does chiropractic relieve colic in babies?
Well, it all starts with an understanding of what colic is. Colic doesn’t have a clearly defined definition, which does make it hard to treat sometimes, but for parents, it’s a nightmare.
Babies experience this sudden excessive crying, they’re often inconsolable, they get terrible stomach pains and gas, they have tense muscles, and they clench their little fists. They have terrible or no sleep at all, all of which can last several weeks, which is super exhausting for parents, and it seems like it’s never going to end. Surprisingly, it affects one in six newborns.
Luckily, it doesn’t have any long-term effects and a three-month study done in 2012 found that 94% of babies who came to a chiropractor saw improved colic symptoms, and chiropractic alone was found to be 30% more effective than just medications.
These adjustments help the nervous system respond to stress the way it needs to be.
Now, newborn babies have never felt this stress before, and their systems are freaking out, they needed a little bit of help.
These small and gentle adjustments get them back on track.
At Touch of Wellness Chiropractic, we’ve adjusted hundreds of children and babies, including my nieces and nephews, especially when they were born, so that they can live a happier and healthier life with their family, which is me.