Did you know we adjust babies and children at Vitality Chiropractic Center?
Colic is one of the most common issues we see in the infants who are referred to our office. Colic is excessive crying in babies and there is no known cause with few solutions. It is most common during the first 6 weeks of life. Did you know 10%-30% of all young babies have colic? Colic can be stressful, tiring, and heartbreaking for the parents of a newborn.
A study was published in 2020 reviewing multiple studies looking at the results of common interventions such as probiotics, manual therapy/chiropractic and drug therapy for colic. The results of this study concluded the strongest evidence was the use of probiotics with breast-fed infants with a reduced crying time of 30 minutes-1 hour each day. Manual therapy/chiropractic care also showed favorable results with a reduction in crying time of 33 minutes -76 minutes each day. These are both safe and affordable ways to reduce colic. The drug therapy options showed no evidence of help for colic.
A study conducted in 2012 examined colicky babies who received chiropractic care for a period of 10 days. The babies receiving the chiropractic adjustments had a reduced crying time of up to 3 hours each day and the average was 2 hours less daily crying time. The babies who did not receive chiropractic care experienced more daily crying.
In this video, we examine a study where the finding demonstrated how Chiropractic care can significantly reduce crying time in babies with colic.