Many people talk about how their baby is colic or fussy, it is common for parents see but it isn’t normal. The one thing parents need to think about is the whole process of labor and delivery, it is like a car accident to the baby because either they are being pushed out during vaginal delivery or pulled out during a C-section it is a traumatic experience for the mom and baby. The parents and babies that are dealing with a fussy or colic baby think they just will get over it or grow out of it, but you don’t have to wait.
What is Colic?
There is no consensus on the exact cause of colic, however, many experts suspect that the issue arises from the gut (the term “colic” stems from the Greek word “kolikos,” meaning “suffering in the colon”). Some possible issues could be
- an immature digestive system/gas
- infant acid reflux
- food allergies
- sensitivity and more
Other non-digestive issues could be overstimulation or tobacco exposure.
How to Identify Colic?
The main marker of a colicky baby is intense crying episodes. All babies cry, of course, however the cry of a colicky baby is different. Your otherwise healthy, well-fed baby may be diagnosed with colic if he or she fits what many doctors call the “Rule of 3s”:
- Loud, piercing cry that begins around 3 weeks old
- Lasts more than 3 hours a day
- Occurs more than 3 days a week
- Continues for over 3 weeks
Omaha Chiropractic Care & Colic Babies
One of the main reasons why babies are colic or fussy is due to a spinal misalignment in the upper neck, which irritate the nerves that cause the baby to be colic, so the only way to truly take it away and preventing them from being colic is by getting chiropractic care. Omaha Chiropractic care looks to correct the misalignment and restore normal nerve function, which will take the headaches away and help with a colic baby.
The main reason why babies suffer from colic is because they have spinal misalignments. A baby that is having these issues are expressing that they are in pain or uncomfortable, but they don’t know how to express pain which is why babies are colic or fussy. It is a way for a baby to tell you that something isn’t right, and they need help dealing with the issues. Many people don’t think that babies need to be check by a chiropractor, but in all honestly it is one of the most important things that needs to be done. Seeing the chiropractor will help the baby function at its highest potential possible. When a baby is getting adjusted by the chiropractor it is different than adjusting an adult, the amount of pressure it takes to adjust a baby is the pressure you use to check the ripeness of a tomato.
A baby that is adjusted will have a stronger immune system, happier, and healthier because they are functioning at its highest potential possible. The great thing is parents will be able to get more sleep and will enjoy having a happy baby.
We understand that everyone responds differently to different adjustments, that is why Dr. Zurek has a wide range of knowledge of different techniques that can be used through chiropractic care. He utilizes specific chiropractic techniques that allow your body to rest and absorb an adjustment, so you can recover and feel better faster. Zurek Chiropractic is passionate about investing in the health and wellness of every patient.