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The Mystery of Colic -- Solved!

banner-colicColic has been defined as a frustrating condition marked by predictable periods of significant distress in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. Other common symptoms are

• Fussiness
• Moodiness
• Oversensitivity to light and/or noise
• Eating difficulties
• Sleeping difficulties
• Painful gas

Colic is most often seen in newborns and infants, and produces as much distress in the loving parent as it does in the baby!

The Main Culprit Revealed

A significant percentage of babies with colic have the condition due to birth trauma. Birth trauma can include

• Forceps delivery
• Pulling or tugging on the neck of the baby, creating upper cervical subluxation
• Vacuum extraction
• Breech delivery

Birth trauma can also negatively affect the diaphragm of the child, which in turn helps to create a condition called reflux esophagitis and the host of colicky symptoms that accompany it.

The solution to this pervasive problem is simple: get your baby checked as soon after birth as possible. Allow us to check the spine of your newborn to make sure there are no problematic misalignments. If we find something amiss, we’ll gently and safely correct the issue with specific “infant adjusting techniques” that will help your baby get off to a great start.

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