If a baby is tired, hungry, or needs a diaper change, they may start to cry, alerting you to the fact that they are unhappy.  However, crying for a long time without stopping, for no specific reason, could be an entirely different concern.  If a baby cries for long periods of time and is inconsolable no matter what you do, that could be a sign that your baby is suffering from colic.

Signs of Colic in Babies

A specific cause of colic is not known, but babies exhibit certain signs or symptoms that may be associated with colic.  If your baby is often known to flex their legs, clench their fists, or tense their abs while crying, this could be a sign of colic.  Additionally, no amount of rocking or consoling helps a colicky baby as they will continue to cry.  Colic can begin as early as 3 weeks.  While most babies seem to outgrow colic symptoms around 3 months, some cases of colic can last even longer.  For natural, proven, and long-term relief from colic, bring your baby to visit Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor.

How Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Colic Symptoms

Colic is difficult to treat as it has no known cause.  Some treatments for colic include prescription medication, change of diet, or holding babies in different positions for optimal comfort.  These options may bring some relief, but chiropractic care is also a great way to relieve colic symptoms for your baby.  A Charlotte chiropractor can gently and safely adjust your infant.  There is no cause for concern as chiropractic is not harmful or dangerous for babies in any way.  Light and gentle pressure to your baby’s spine can reduce stiffness or locked joints and promote overall health and wellness for infants.  Removing nerve interference by correcting misalignments of the spine will improve the function of the central nervous system.  This system controls all of the systems within your baby’s body.  Optimal function of the central nervous system can improve stomach pain or problems related to the intestines, which are often thought to be causes of colic in babies.  Chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Grant Lisetor can aid in reducing or dissolving colic symptoms, sometimes even instantaneously.

Proof That Chiropractic Works for Colic

Multiple studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care on infants with colic.  One such study followed two groups of colicky babies.  One group received chiropractic care while the other group did not.  Colicky babies who received chiropractic adjustments were two times more likely to cry less during the day and sleep better at night.  During the toddler stage, these trends continued as those who received chiropractic care were less likely to throw tantrums and slept better at night.  Another study reported that out of 104 colicky babies participating in a study, those who received chiropractic care experienced a decrease in crying time throughout the day.


Chiropractic in Charlotte, NC is a natural and effective means of relieving colic, so be sure to get in touch with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic to find out more about how he can help in reducing symptoms of colic in infants.

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