There are very few things in the world that can get under your skin like a child screaming and crying at the top of their lungs. Colic is an awful condition that results in cranky infants and equally cranky parents after a few nights of no sleep from the crying and stress about their child. Research has suggested that chiropractic is an effective treatment for colic but a recent study indicates that the results have a more permanent positive impact.
CONCLUSION: Untreated post-colicky infants demonstrated negative behavioral patterns at 2 to 3 years of age. In this study, parents of infants treated with chiropractic care for excessive crying did not report as many difficult behavioral and sleep patterns of their toddlers. These findings suggest that chiropractic care for infants with colic may have an effect on long-term sequelae.
Toddlers who were treated with chiropractic care for colic were twice as likely to not experience long-term sequelae of infant colic, such as temper tantrums (relative risk, 2.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.3-3.0) and frequent nocturnal waking (relative risk, 2.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.5-2.8) than those who were not treated with chiropractic care as colicky infants.
Fewer temper tantrums and infrequent nighttime waking sounds great to me.
I have seen first hand how quickly a child can respond to a gentle chiropractic adjustment. If your child is suffering from colic bring him or her in, the chances of a quiet night following the treatment is very high. Feel free to book a free consult today and let’s get you sleeping again through the night.