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Colic Treatment in East Brunswick

How Pediatric Chiropractic Can Help

doctor with baby and dadAs parents, we always strive to ensure our children are healthy, happy, and comfortable. When it comes to dealing with colic, a condition that causes significant distress and discomfort for infants, many parents seek alternative treatments to alleviate their baby’s symptoms. One such option gaining popularity is pediatric chiropractic care. But is it safe? What does it entail? And when should you consider taking your child to see a chiropractor? Let’s explore these questions in depth.

Understanding Colic

Colic is a common condition that affects many infants, typically appearing within the first few weeks of life and peaking around six weeks. It is characterized by prolonged periods of intense crying and fussiness in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic episodes often occur in the late afternoon or evening and can last for several hours. The exact cause of colic remains unknown, but potential contributing factors include gastrointestinal discomfort, an immature digestive system, or overstimulation.

Traditional Colic Treatments

Traditional treatments for colic focus on soothing the baby and managing symptoms. These methods may include:

  • Swaddling: Wrapping the baby snugly in a blanket to provide comfort and security.
  • White Noise: Using white noise machines or gentle shushing sounds to calm the baby.
  • Gentle Rocking or Movement: Rocking the baby in your arms, a swing, or a stroller.
  • Dietary Changes: For breastfeeding mothers, altering their diet to avoid potential irritants; for formula-fed babies, switching to a different formula.
  • Warm Baths: Providing a warm bath to relax the baby.
While these methods can be effective for some babies, they do not address the underlying issues that may be contributing to colic. This is where pediatric chiropractic care can play a significant role.
infant adjustment on spine

Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Colic

Pediatric chiropractic care involves gentle, non-invasive adjustments to an infant’s spine and nervous system. The goal is to correct any misalignments or tension that may be contributing to colic symptoms. Chiropractors use very light pressure, often no more than what you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato, to perform these adjustments.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help with Colic?

1. Improved Nervous System Function
Misalignments in the spine can interfere with the nervous system’s ability to control proper body function. By correcting these misalignments, chiropractic care removes the interference to proper nerve function, so the body works much better naturally.

2. Enhanced Digestive Health
Misalignments in the spine, particularly in the mid and lower back, often disrupts the proper flow of energy controlling the digestive system. Chiropractic adjustments help improve digestion and reduce gastrointestinal discomfort, which is often associated with colic.

3. Reduction of Muscle Tension
Birth can be a physically demanding process for both mother and baby. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate muscle tension and discomfort resulting from birth trauma, contributing to a calmer and more comfortable baby.

Book an Appointment

Pediatric chiropractic care offers a safe and effective option for parents seeking drugless care for colic and other common infant issues. By consulting with an experienced pediatric chiropractor, you can make more informed decisions about how to care for your child’s health and well-being, naturally!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ken Freedman, an Expert Pediatric Chiropractor, Today!
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