What Is Colic?
Colic is defined as severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. Most new parents understand the frustration and upset when trying to help a newborn suffering from colic. Sure signs of colic are:
- Crying with no other apparent reason (baby has been fed, changed, had ample sleep).
- Posture – Tensed abdominal muscles, clenched fists, arched back, and knees drawn toward belly.
- Gas – Baby may pass gas during bouts of crying.
If your child is experiencing symptoms such as these, colic is likely the culprit. It is difficult to find relief for baby (and the parents) during colic flare ups. There is no definitive knowledge on the cause for colic but chiropractic care can help remedy colic to offer relief.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
There is an ever-increasing amount of research out there stating pediatric chiropractic care can help reduce colic in babies. A licensed Chiropractor takes special and conservative measures to adjust the areas of baby’s spine that are locked up with light impulses. A chiropractic adjustment restores motion to the baby’s joints and eliminates any pain that may have resulted from irritated nerves. This is not a cure for colic, but will help alleviate any pains your baby has been experiencing due to colic.
We understand that seeing your infant in pain is very difficult and as parents, we want to do everything we can to help them. Chiropractic care has brought relief to a countless number of individuals suffering from many different ailments. As one of the oldest alternative medical practices, chiropractic care offers many benefits.
If your baby has been suffering from colic and you want to help him/her find relief, consider the benefits a chiropractor can offer. Finding a licensed and trained pediatric chiropractor to help alleviate pain caused from colic can help. To find out more information on Raleigh Chiropractic services, call us at (919) 846-7004 or fill out our contact form online.