How Chiropractors Can Help With Colic In Infants | Brown Family Chiropractic

How Chiropractors Can Help With Colic In Infants | Brown Family Chiropractic


Hello everyone, my name is Dr. Sally Brown. I am with Brown Family Chiropractic in Racine, Wisconsin. Today, I would like to talk to a little bit about children and chiropractic. I want to talk to you about infants that have symptoms of colic. If you are a parent of a baby that has colic or have been a parent of a baby that has colic, you know what I’m talking about. When this is a condition that affects both the infant and the parents. Because colic is crying in an infant for more than three hours at a time and usually in the evening and it usually lasts about three months. You can imagine what that does to a family setting. We find that chiropractic can have a great effect on kids with colic. We think about birth and the process itself, when a baby is delivered, there is traction placed on that cervical spine and then typically the head is rotated one way and pulled until the shoulder comes out. Then the head is rotated the other way and pulled again. So that often can cause some subluxation in the upper part of the neck, or the cervical spine. Baby’s are born fully collagenous. They don’t have real bones, they’re more softer tissue. What happens is those ligaments get stretched and pulled and often that can cause pain in that area. It can even cause head pain. So we know when we have a headache. Baby’s don’t.They just know when they don’t feel good. And they’re going to cry when they don’t feel good. So what we do is we evaluate the cervical spin. We can palpate or feel for areas that aren’t moving like they should. And then we create mobility in those movements. The second that happens, the nervous system resets so we have a balance between what we call the parasympathetic and the sympathetic.Which are the two opposing parts of our nervous system. We want those balanced. So getting a child with colic in for chiropractic care and evaluation can be very helpful and can actually make that infancy a lot happier. Thank you and if you have any questions about this feel free to call our office, Brown Family Chiropractic. We would love to see your child.

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