We see many new parents in our Bend chiropractic office, and we know the challenges of raising kids. When your little one has colic, it's hard on the whole family, as they appear to be constantly in distress and there seems to be nothing you can do to resolve it, leaving you feeling helpless and frustrated. Well, chiropractic may be just the peaceful resolution (for both of you) that you're looking for.
Research studies have found that one week of chiropractic care is often enough to "significantly" reduce a colicky infant's crying time, shortening it dramatically in the process. There are many theories as to why colic exists, from digestive issues to hormones to oversensitivity, but one thing is clear: whatever the cause, chiropractic may be the solution.
This means that your baby will spend less time crying and more time laughing and learning. It also means that you get more quality time playing with and loving him or her versus trying to console or calm the tears. It's a great trade-off, don't you think?
Miller JE, Newell D, Bolton J. Efficacy of chiropractic manual therapy on infant colic: a pragmatic single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012;35(8):600-607.