Why is My Baby Crying?
Well, the answer to your question is “colic.” If your bundle of joy is fussy and irritating more than 3 hours a day, thrice a week for more than three weeks, there are chances your newborn is a colicky baby. Of course, newborns love to tease their parents with “crying attacks” at midnight but colic has typical signs.
Your baby will produce a high-pitched scream mostly in evening and this crying episode is rather spontaneous. What’s even worse is the fact that your crying baby does not cheer up even after feeding.
Tell Me More about Colic Causes
When your adorable baby is being born, the delicate vertebrae (spinal joints) in your baby’s neck and back can go out of alignment. The main reason is stretching and compressing of your baby’s body as it tries to come out of the womb and enter this world. Sadly, the chances of misalignment are increased if your delivery included forceps or vacuum extraction or any other form of assisted delivery.
Spinal misalignments, also known as vertebral subluxations can affect your baby’s digestive system and cause discomfort. Sometimes, ineffective digestion of breast milk or allergy to infant formula can also lead to colic episodes.
I’m Thinking About Pediatric Chiropractic Help – Is it Safe?
Most parents are too scared of taking their baby to see a chiropractor. Interestingly, many people believe chiropractors only work with adults with bad backs. If you feel the same, you need to read this.
Pediatric chiropractic care does not involve “snapping” or “cracking” of joints, something most parents assume. In actuality, what our pediatric chiropractors will do on your crying baby is simple adjustment. Simply put, a chiropractor will apply gentle pressure on the neck and back of your baby and these finger movements will totally relax your baby before your eyes. Your baby will smile as the misalignments are corrected and surprisingly, these spinal fixations are practically pain free.
As with selecting any health care provider, you have the right to ask questions first. In our case, you can contact our pediatric chiropractors for more information if you are unsure. Surprisingly, newborns react to spinal adjustments in the very first appointment and you only need to bring your baby back for a follow-up.
Chiro Care for Every One
Chiropractic manipulation is way better than medications for helping the colic baby improve. For those of you who haven’t been to a chiropractor before, you are probably thinking “will spinal adjustment crush my baby’s bones?” Of course not!
We have specialized chiropractors to handle babies and there are different, gentle and more importantly, safer chiropractic ways to work with a newborn. Our pediatric and pregnancy chiropractors specialized in treating “moms to be,” and their newborns. If you’re still not comfortable about getting your baby adjusted, request for an appointment with our pediatric chiropractor today. We will be glad to answer any questions you might have.