Infantile colic is not an uncommon condition, and it affects millions of families around the world. In an otherwise healthy baby, unexplained constant episodes of uncontrollable crying can be extremely stressful and worrisome for parents.
Colic usually resolves when the child gets older, but those months experiencing the constant crying can feel like years for parents when they are sleep deprived and stressed with worry about their baby. If you are a parent experiencing this or a friend or loved one, there may be a simple, safe, and non-drug solution to help.
The American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes infantile colic by the “rule of three”: crying for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, and for longer than three weeks in an infant who is well-fed and otherwise healthy.
The cause of infantile colic is not fully understood and can be difficult to treat with usual medical treatment. Traditional treatments with drugs have not been shown to be effective. Studies, however, have suggested that colic is a neuro-developmental problem. This means that the colicky baby's nervous system may not be functioning or developing properly.
Chiropractic care can help resolve the issue. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive wellness care that very gently aligns the spine and removes stress from the nervous system, allowing it to function optimally. The central nervous system, housed by the skull and spine, communicates to every other system in the body. When a colicky baby gets a spinal checkup and the spine is gently re-aligned, the nerves controlling the organs, cells, and tissues are allowed to function optimally, leading to a healthier, happier baby.
How To Naturally Relieve Colic
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