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The Benefits of Chiropractic for Colic

As we’ve recently discussed in our YouTube series, having a child with colic can really affect everything about your family’s life.

Depending on when the child’s symptoms appear and their duration each day, families can spend hours taking turns trying to comfort the infant. The infant isn’t sleeping properly and is visibly upset for large periods of time, mom and dad aren’t sleeping properly, and if there are siblings, it’s likely they aren’t able to sleep either.

It’s an absolute sense of desperation to find answers in most cases, and those answers from traditional medicine don’t often address the underlying cause of colic. The screaming and the crying continue, the bottles of gripe water are cast aside, and everyone in the family is still held hostage by the unrelentless sounds of a baby in absolute despair.

We do have the answers at Innate Family Chiropractic however, and we’ll let you in on our secret: it’s chiropractic, every single time.

Colic is a Signal of Nervous System Dysfunction

dad-kissing-new-baby-sq-400Colic is the signal that the infant’s nervous system is in disarray. These precious little beings of love and light don’t have any idea how to regulate their symptoms, and as a result, the screaming and crying continue. It’s their only option for communication.

Safe, gentle chiropractic adjustments tailored for growing little ones can release the tension they’re carrying in their body, reset their nervous systems, and help their bodies’ systems more effectively communicate.

For example, adjustments done toward the center of the spine, where nerves are closely located to the digestive tract, can help improve the function of the nerves in their relation to the intestines, the stomach, and the colon. When we adjust the upper cervical area, we are helping to support improved sleep and wake cycles.

Correct the Imbalances Now to Prevent Later Problems

During visits to traditional medicine practitioners, parents will often be told there’s nothing to be done, or they’ll be encouraged to try unnecessary and unsuccessful over-the-counter remedies.

This hands-off approach can cause additional problems for the child later on in life. If subluxations remain, what appeared as colic when they were infants can turn into any number of issues when they’re older, like hormonal acne and poor gut health. It’s important to see a chiropractor to correct the imbalances when they’re young.

Contact Us to Schedule a Pediatric Visit

Chiropractic adjustments are the key to unlocking a healthier, more regulated nervous system for your baby and a happier household overall.

Contact us to schedule an appointment so we can help you and your little one overcome the effects of colic today!


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