Chiropractic & Colic: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

What exactly is Colic?  In general, Colic is when a baby cries frequently, more than three hours at a time, and nothing seems to relieve them of their distress. Colic is a common condition among newborn babies, and many parents are at a loss as to how to treat Colic. As for the direct cause of Colic, there are many options as to what could be causing such discomfort, such as: gastrointestinal issues, an imbalance in the microbes of the gut, as well as developmental obstacles following the birth. The good news is chiropractic care is always an option to help relieve your child of tension in the body.

Chiropractic care may help to relieve Colic in your child considering things can become misaligned during the birthing process and therefore cause your child to be uncomfortable and distressed. Here at Flint Hills Family Chiropractic, we make sure to be extremely thorough and gentle when checking babies for alignment in the spine,  discomfort with pressure on their stomach, symmetry of the skull and clavicles (aka the collar bones),  along with reflexes to ensure the nervous system is developing properly. When everything is aligned and functioning properly, this should diminish the symptoms of Colic for your child and allow them to be more comfortable.

Although each child’s experience is unique, parents have overall reported positive results regarding chiropractic adjustments for their colicky child. If your child is experiencing symptoms of Colic, please give us a call for a complimentary consultation: 785-320-6791.

Lauren Palmer