Colic can be described as 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. The cause of colic is often unknown, however what we do know is that kids often deal with it better when they have a healthy spine and nervous system. When infants are in pain or discomfort, they cannot explain their issues the same way adults do. Imagine having a killer migraine and being unable to explain it to anyone or figure out how to stop the pain. Many times, infants in discomfort will result in crying or screaming because they cannot gain any relief or rest from what is ailing them.
Due to the trauma of most birthing processes, many infants will come out of the womb with severe vertebral misalignment and cranial overlapping. Chiropractic can help with these problems. Removing sublaxations in newborns can often be a great source of relief to an infant – resulting in less crying and more sleep for both baby and parents. In fact, one South African study by Mercer and Cook showed that 93% of infants under chiropractic care had a complete resolution of symptoms. Another Danish study showed that 94% of parents saw improvement in their child within two weeks of beginning care.