Posted on Mar 14, 2009 | Comments 1
Every infant can have some periods of fussiness during their infancy. Most often this is referred to as infant colic.
Colic is the period in which your infant undergoes the periods of fussiness, irritability and inconsolable crying. [Crying Baby]
At the time of birth, the neck and back vertebrae can go out of alignment due to the stretching and compressing of your baby while emerging into the world.
Also, if the delivery period includes prolonged pushing stage, vacuum extraction, forceps, or any other form of assistance then it would be a great chance for misalignment.
The misalignments referred as vertebral subluxations are large enough, then the functioning of the major nervous system in your baby are compromised.
Digestive system can be very much affected and improper digestion of breast milk can lead to a major discomfort in your baby, which again lead to colic episodes.
Taking your baby to a specialized chiropractor can make adjustments on the areas of neck and back by applying gentle pressure with the finger. You can see your baby completely relaxed in front of your eyes as the misalignments are corrected.
You need to do your job before selecting any health care provider and you need to ask some questions first. Ask whether the practitioner adjusted for any other infants and it is the most important one to know. If you are unsure, it is better to ask a referral.
This therapy is very valuable in soothing your colicky baby. The therapist will show you some exercises to perform on your baby every day as well. These are generally called as colic release exercises and they are beneficial for 90% of the babies suffering from colic.
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