Treating a Colicky Baby

Is your baby colicky? If so, then sleepless nights and restless days probably have you searching for a solution. Although crying is natural and almost all babies do it sometimes, colicky babies tend to cry ceaselessly. The loss of sleep and peaceful days can take a toll on a new parent’s ability to function and complete daily tasks. Not to mention, no one wants to watch their baby suffer. It is one of the hardest things for any parent to do. Maybe you have tried more traditional treatments to try to and soothe your child and nothing is helping. Have you ever considered that your child could possibly be suffering from a head, neck or backache? Chiropractors are having a great deal of success in treating babies with colic. The following article explains why chiropractic care is effective and how it is helping families in the area.

We treat infantile colic in Farmingdale, New York

Infantile colic was once thought result from indigestion. Sometimes this is true, but more often than not, isn’t a digestive issue at all and so the colic does not respond well to treatments whose goal is to sooth the stomach. Today, infantile colic is generally described as the unexplainable, uncontrollable crying of a baby that adds up to three hours a day, happens three days a week, and occurs for three weeks or longer.  If your family is dealing with this problem, let our team at Bethpage Chiropractic help you!

Through physical examinations, chiropractors have discovered that a large number of infants suffer from spinal abnormalities. This isn’t surprising when you consider that an infant experiences an incredible amount strain and pressure during delivery, be it natural or Caesarean. The use of clamps and vacuums during delivery can increase the risk of subluxations, or spinal misalignments. Misalignments in the baby’s spinal column could be irritating their nervous system and resulting in the colic.

Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

Even a very subtle chiropractic adjustment can begin to realign an infant’s vertebrae. It may take several treatments to fully restore a healthy alignment of the spine and ensure your baby’s development is on track. When the adjustments restore the nervous system to its optimal function, your baby’s body will begin to naturally heal and thrive.

Many mothers have noticed that even after a small adjustment, their child’s ability to breastfeed increases, causing the baby to cry less because they are more comfortable. This treatment also decreases your child’s risk of developing allergies, ADD/ADHD, colds, flu, ear infections, and asthma.

If you have a baby at home, schedule a consultation with our team at Bethpage Chiropractic today!

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