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Birth Trauma

Colic: It could be just the start of a miserable childhood

We are passionate about the health and well-being of children! That’s why we want to extend an invitation to you to refer families with children that have been diagnosed with colic and have been suffering with the disorder for over a month to us for treatment!

What is colic?
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Colic is often defined as crying more than three hours a day, three days a week for more than three weeks in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby between the ages of two weeks and six months.

What could cause colic?

The cause of colic is generally unknown. Less than 5% of infants who cry excessively turn out to have an underlying organic disease, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, anal fissures, subdural hematomas or infantile migraine.

How is colic diagnosed?
Colic is diagnosed after other potential causes of crying are excluded, typically via a history and physical exam. 

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What most people try instead of Chiropractic?

There are many suggested remedies that are said to work to get rid of colic. Some include:
  1. Music / Sound - very popular external remedies that relax many babies
  2. Diet – depends on if the baby is bottle fed or breastfed
  3. Gripe Water – home remedy mixture of herbs
  4. Warm Aromatherapy Bath / Massage - lavender in a warm bath followed with tummy massage
  5. Swaddling – soothing when wrapped in blankets and held close to a parents’ chest and heartbeat
  6. Motion - Walking, rocking and movement

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The Chiropractic Solution?

In many cases, the cause of colic is a sublaxation
Positioning of a baby in-utero, births with C-Section or vacuum extraction, or even uncomplicated natural births can be traumatic for babies and can cause subluxations. A subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Subluxations that occur at birth can irritate and compress the spinal cord and nerve structures in the neck or upper back resulting in interference with the brain's ability to control associated organs and tissues. Soft tissues can swell and become inflamed resulting in chronic pain and discomfort. Correcting these misalignments with gentle chiropractic adjustments appears to eliminate colic.

If the sublaxation isn’t adjusted, what other problems can the parent expect for the child?

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  • Difficulty feeding or feeding better on one
  • Persistent reflux/vomiting
  • Head leaning/turning mostly/only to one side
  • Irregular/infrequent bowel movements
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Cerebral Palsy – some traumatic events can injure the joints of the upper neck causing significant neurological compromise that can cause, be a contributing factor or mimic cerebral palsy
Delayed Development Lack of co-ordination and/or frequent falls
Poor posture
Menstrual pain/irregularities
Ear infections/tonsillitis
Scoliosis/Curvature of the spine
Knee pain/knock-knee
  Flat feet/pronation
Muscle tension/imbalances
  Growing pains
  Frequent Illness
  Nose Bleeds

Spinal problems that go UNDETECTED or NEGLECTED in children become more serious problems in adults. ACT NOW!

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What if the sublaxation is the problem, but additional underlying issues exist?

Depending on how long the subluxation condition has gone untreated, other health issues may exist and have an affect on the baby's health. Conditions such as constipation, lactose intolerance and  cows' milk allergy could have developed in the infant's digestive system and can be wreaking havoc as well. Our overall health assessment looks for any issues that could affect the infant's well being so that the issues can be properly diagnosed and treated in the appropriate manner.

Chiropractic is not a silver bullet. Things like proper nutrition, adequate sleep, regular physical exercise, positive mental attitude and well connected relationships are vital. But all of these positive habits can be wasted when the right messages aren’t getting through to the body.
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My husband and I share a passion for helping people through our healing gifts. We are especially passionate about helping children overcome health issues
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which bring unfair challenges to their lives every day. This is especially dreadful when it comes to babies with colic. The pain and suffering endured by the baby with colic, the parents and any siblings in the family is particularly distressful. The stories I have heard from families with colicky babies range from sorrowful to downright scary.

CALL and make an APPOINTMENT to bring your infant in IMMEDIATELY!

We're waiting to help you and your baby! LET'S GET STARTED!