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Colic

For those who are not familiar with infantile colic, and have never had the “pleasure” of dealing with a child who is so afflicted, you have no idea how devastating it can be on parent’s nerves. It is characterized by constant crying, screaming, whining, pain in the stomach area, and acute irritability. The spells of crying can last for hours (in day or night time) and parents’ nerves can be shot at the end of such spells. This type of crying leads to aerophagia, which means the swallowing of air. This then causes distention or enlargement of the stomach and bowels, which then creates more pain, which creates more crying which creates more air being swallowed, which then becomes a vicious cycle.

In our experience in dealing with children and babies, we have found that a vertebral subluxation in the spine affecting the nervous system control of the bowel is often the cause of colic. You must understand that the digestive system is essentially a long tube and is made of muscle walls, which are under the direct control of the nervous system. We find that a subluxation will reduce the amount of information flowing from the brain to the digestive system in the case of colic – thereby reducing the normal function and motility of the large intestine. The cry of the baby is really for help.

Children who are affected by colic generally show a positive response from gentle subluxation correction from a skilled chiropractor. Numerous parents in our clinic could attest to that. 

Furthermore, research has shown great results in the efficiency of chiropractic to reduce colic. In one landmark study involving 316 infants, chiropractic was successful in 94% of cases, the majority showing improvement after the very first adjustment! No other treatment has been shown to be so effective. For more info on this and other chiropractic pediatric research check www.icpa4kids.org/research/chiropractic.htm.

For those of you who have children affected by colic, or know of a new mom who has a child so afflicted, we suggest you call us today!

Patient Stories

Brody Moore

Brody Moore`s mom and grandma brought him in because he had colic so bad that he was literally crying and screaming constantly. He was also constipated. His mom was just exhausted and at her wits end. Brody started getting adjustments on...

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Leonie Rondeau

Leonie Rondeau was brought to our office at the age of three weeks for colic. Her mom was getting discouraged because Leonie would cry and scream from 7am to 2am almost constantly. She could never sleep for more than one hour at a time...

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Patient Stories

Brody Moore

Brody Moore`s mom and grandma brought him in because he had colic so bad that he was literally crying and screaming constantly. He was also constipated. His mom was just exhausted and at her wits end. Brody started getting adjustments on February 11 and after two weeks of adjustments and some nutritional changes, he is now “like a new baby,” his mom and grandma said. They have found some peace, at last, and Brody`s mom can finally bond with her son, which was nearly impossible before. We are really excited that they are so much better and we thank them for their confidence in our office and in chiropractic!

Leonie Rondeau

Leonie Rondeau was brought to our office at the age of three weeks for colic. Her mom was getting discouraged because Leonie would cry and scream from 7am to 2am almost constantly. She could never sleep for more than one hour at a time (that means mom couldn’t either!), and that had been going on since birth! It was found that Leonie had subluxations in her mid to low back and in the upper neck, that were interfering with the nerves to her bowels, making her very uncomfortable. These subluxations had most likely been caused by the birth process, which can be very traumatic. After only one adjustment, Leonie slept very well and has not had any colic since. She looks like a happy baby now, and mom looks like a happy mom!