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Colic and Chiropractic Care: What's the Deal?

By Genevieve Cunningham

New babies are the sweetest. They’re soft and cuddly, smell wonderful, and make the cutest little sounds. If this doesn’t sound like your newborn baby, then you may be one of the unlucky parents who has to deal with colic. Colic, a little understood condition suffered by infants, can make the newborn experience incredibly difficult … for both parents and baby. Unfortunately, finding a cure for colic has been a mostly unsuccessful venture for the medical community. This news may leave you feeling like pulling your hair out, right? Luckily, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re ready to help your baby (and yourself!) feel a little relief from colic, take a look at why you should consider visiting a chiropractor today.

What Causes Colic?

Though colic is a relatively common condition, doctors are still unsure as to what exactly causes some babies to suffer from it while others avoid it. It’s been speculated that it may be tenderness or discomfort in the stomach. Other speculations include acid reflux, food allergies, or overstimulated senses. The most unfortunate part about colic is that no one really knows the cause, and therefore finding a solution seems almost impossible.

How Does It Impact Life?

Unless you’ve dealt with your own colicky baby, you may not have a good grasp of just how much it impacts the life of everyone involved. Colicky babies are known to scream for hours at a time, and no matter what you do, the screaming doesn’t stop. Everyone is uncomfortable -- the baby for obvious reasons and also the parents because they can’t help. It can take an enjoyable and magical newborn experience and make it feel quite miserable and frustrating.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Over the years and the endless nights of tears (from parents and kids!), many parents have finally turned to the chiropractor for help. Why? Because it just might work. But how? Though no one really knows the true cause of colic, some speculate that it might be a slight problem with the spine. And since the spine corresponds and works with so many other body systems, it causes baby discomfort. Chiropractors can very gently manipulate the spine, remove problem areas, and reduce baby’s discomfort. Is it safe? Yes! Though you can always ask your pediatrician for advice, research and the experiences of many have proven that infant chiropractic care is both safe and effective. It may alleviate baby’s pain, reduce crying, and save mom and dad’s sanity all at the same time.

If you’re ready to try chiropractic care for your little one (or yourself!), check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Instead of worrying with high prices and busy schedules, just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get quality care without stress and hassle. The right care can make a huge difference in the life of your child. Get their health started off on the right foot beginning with a quick stop at The Joint today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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