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Colic

Mother sitting with crying infant with colic

Lacking the ability to speak, newborns cry, indicating that something is

The most widely accepted definition of colic today is “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, usually in the afternoon and evening hours.”

10-30% of all young babies have infantile colic

 

There are many studies that have shown chiropractic care can significantly reduce periods of crying in colicky infants

Birth Trauma?

Upon examination, we often find spinal distortions in the baby’s upper cervical spine. These babies are probably suffering from head and neck pain. This is especially common if there was a difficult birth.

If a subluxation is present, interfering with the proper function of any part of the body, restoring proper nervous system control often allows the body to heal. This may happen regardless of age and regardless of what the particular symptoms are called.


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Consult our practice for a no-obligation consultation. Take action now and set up an appointment. Call or email us and put an end to the frustration and helplessness so many new parents feel.


 

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