The true cause of infant colic in a newborn is unknown. Some suggest a gastrointestinal cause due to symptoms of irregular bowel movements and flatulence with onset after feeding. Some have suggested that the nervous system is immature and hypersensitive.
To be considered colic, the baby has to cry for 3 hours per day, for more than 3 days a week, for a minimum of 3 weeks. Medically the patient is told the condition is self-limiting and "should" disappear by 3 months of age. To the parent of a child suffering with colic, if this 3 month period was accurate, which it can last for up to 9 months, it can be a nightmare and extremely stressful.
Dr. Ann commonly finds misalignment (subluxations) in the upper neck of these infants. Gentle chiropractic adjustments have a very favorable outcome with a drastic reduction in crying and irregular bowel movements, thus resulting in everyone getting a better nights sleep.
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