Many new parents have experienced a fussy baby with colic. The baby is inconsolable and the parents are frazzled and only want to comfort their child but can’t. It hurts to know that your baby is uncomfortable or in pain and there is nothing you can do about it.
Chiropractic is an effective treatment for colic that has given many parents hope and brought relief to their little ones AND that is drug free and gentle. Both infants and their parents reap the benefits.
As the baby passes through the birth canal, it’s little body is stretched and compressed which can cause misalignment of the back and neck. If the labor was extensive or if a device like forceps or vacuum extraction is used, the chances of misalignment are very likely. These misalignments can lead to difficulty nursing and even digestive issues which may lead to colic.
Some parents may be uncomfortable at first when they consider getting chiropractic care for their infant but it is safe and gentle. Using his fingers, the doctor applies gentle pressure to areas on the neck and back. Many times the baby will completely relax during these adjustments.
Chiropractic for colic is very effective. Parents considering this type of treatment for their baby should look for a chiropractor who has experience providing treatment for babies. It can make a world of difference for a colicky, distressed baby.