Just about everyone has heard a baby cry their lungs out. It’s no question it is a jarring experience, and most new mothers deal with this a few times a day. Luckily, it is usually nothing a quick “diapey” change, bottle, and swaddling can’t fix.
However, one in five mothers is not so fortunate. For mothers with a colicky baby, the crying continues for hours on end, daily, for weeks. It is not surprising many mothers reach a breaking point and wonder if they are cut out to be mothers after all.
What is Infant Colic?
There aren’t many things worse a mother with a colicky baby can face. This is not helped by the fact that researchers can’t come to a consensus on where colic comes from or even what it truly consists of.
However, for starters, colic is definitely worse than the occasional baby fit. A colicky baby stresses out a mother beyond belief and can disturb siblings and neighbors alike for weeks on end. It can absolutely startle and dismantle a mother’s perception of motherhood.
While the origins of colic are not known, there is one well-known fact - colic drives mother’s to their wit’s end and forces them to try every trick in the book in an attempt to find relief for themselves and their baby.
Signs of Infant Colic
Any mother dealing with a colicky baby doesn’t need to be spoon-fed the symptoms, they already live through them on a daily basis. However, if you were wondering, the nightmare looks something like this:
- Crying for several hours on end
- Daily episodes for several weeks on end
- Inconsolable baby, even with constant care from mother
- Constantly upset baby
A pediatrician will not hesitate to diagnose a colicky baby when the symptoms are so clear and the effects can be plainly seen on the mother. When a baby is otherwise completely healthy, colic is usually the culprit.
Conventional Colic Treatments
There are as many methods of “treating” colic as there are colicky babies. While many seem harmless, others could exacerbate the issue and even hurt your baby.
Most physicians will recommend for a mother to simply grind through the colic episodes until the baby grows out of the phase. However, for any mother in the thick of it, this provides no relief and even more helplessness. On the other extreme, some physicians will suggest potentially dangerous OTC drugs in an attempt to “cure” your baby overnight. It’s obvious no mother would even dare give their baby any drugs that are accompanied by several warning pages.
It can be easy to lose all hope if you’re a mother with a colicky baby and felt you have exhausted all your options. Thankfully, you can finally get the rest you and your baby desperately need. There is a safe, natural, and effective solution for treating colic that works!
Treating Baby Colic with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of colic are well-documented and downright exhausting. When attempting to treat colic, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating colic with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing babies to sleep through the night without incident.
Believe it or not, the treatment of colic is an increasingly popular reason mothers go to see chiropractors. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in treating your baby. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat colic.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your baby’s spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your baby’s spinal nerves are able to relax and function without pain. This results in a spine that can relax without discomfort.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your baby’s body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. The source of the breakdown in communication is usually from the often stressful birthing process. For the baby to begin life it must squeeze through the birthing canal and at this time many misalignments can occur in the baby’s body. The symptoms of colic are simply your baby’s body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to their spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your baby’s colic, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. Your baby can sleep through the night, so start your baby’s treatment today!