Your tummy hurts. You have a terrible headache. You can’t sleep and you’re cranky. One more thing: you can’t ask for help because you’re only two weeks old! So you cry. And cry. And cry.
And your parents feel helpless.
Infantile colic was first thought to be merely indigestion. The most widely accepted definition of colic today is “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, usually in the afternoon and evening hours.”
Yes. THE most traumatic event we go through, for most of us, is getting born. AS much as the modern medical birth process is difficult for mom, it’s harder for baby. It is estimated that the torsion and pull of normal birth is between 70 and 140 lbs. Imagine if someone pulled on your adult neck with that force! And that’s normal birth, Forceps and vacuum extraction are much more traumatic. So, most all of us begin our lives with significant Vertebral Subluxation Complex. From that point on, we are limited in our expression of Life. You don’t want your kids to be limited, do you?
Then come the tens of thousands of falls from learning to walk and play, falls off bicycles, play structures, etc. There’s sports injuries, emotional stresses, and chemical challenges, from excess sugar to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Each of these things can cause further Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Can this result in indigestion, pain, or any one of a number of discomforts to your baby? You betcha!
A 67% Reduction in Crying
The results of a randomized controlled trial published in the October 1999 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics tracked a small group of 50 infants. Half received the drug dimethicone and the other spinal manipulation. At the conclusion of the two-week study, the babies being adjusted saw a 67% reduction in crying and the drug therapy group saw a 38% reduction.
Chiropractic Care for your Baby?
If your baby is suffering from colic, she or he should be checked for Vertebral Subluxation Complex, as soon as possible. Why expose your baby to the dangers from the pediatrician… tests, drugs, more drugs, more excuses? Get to the Cause.
The same Innate Intelligence that brought together sperm and egg, to become, in about nine months, your baby, continues on in your child, as he or she grows and develops. My goal, as your child’s chiropractor, is to make sure that there is as little interference (VSC) as possible, allowing that same Innate Intelligence to express itself fully, so that your child can grow up better… physically, mentally and socially. Ultimately, this means better expression of his or her genetic potential!
Our gentle adjusting techniques correct Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) so that your child’s body can resume working as it was designed. Better health is the natural result when the brain and body have clear communication pathways.
Call me today. I will be happy to answer any of your questions. 460-6527.