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There are very few things that can reduce the quality of life for new parents more than a child with colic.  Colic is a condition where an infant, usually between the age of a few weeks and a few months, cries uncontrollably for seemingly no reason at all.  The crying usually lasts for more than an hour, and there usually is an identifiable daily pattern of the crying.  Often, babies with colic will draw their arms and legs into their abdomen, as if they have stomach pain.  This, however, is often not the case.  In the last few years, a consensus of health professionals has determined that colic is most likely a musculoskeletal, neurological or spinal disorder, rather than a bowel condition. 

Whether the infant's birth is natural or via C-section, there is often considerable trauma to the infant's neck and sensitive nervous tissue during this process.  Because of this, chiropractors are some of the most qualified practictioners available to treat colic in infants, considering they are specifically trained in the treatment of spinal, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  

Many parents are wary of allowing a chiropractor to adjust their infant because they don't want to see their child, "getting their neck cracked."  You should know that infants are given only the most gentle of adjustments, and often sustained finger pressure is all that is needed to correct spinal malpositions, known as subluxations.  The cracking and popping sound sometimes heard with adult adjustments is not usually heard with infants.  Infants with colic often respond very quickly to chiropractic adjustments, and in fact, research showes that the vast majority of infants with colic show reduced symptoms after only a few, gentle chiropratic adjustments.  Contact us today to see if we can help you get a better night's sleep. 

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