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Understanding Infantile Colic and What You Can Do About It

Infantile colic can be incredibly frustrating and confusing for parents. Many pediatricians may dismiss it as something babies naturally go through and will outgrow, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Let's dive into what colic is, keep it straightforward, and explore natural ways to help ease your baby's discomfort and crying spells.

If your baby is dealing with colic and you're seeking answers to ease their constant crying and restless nights, you're in the right place. If you're worried because your baby seems uncomfortable, cries a lot, arches their back, or has difficulty finding relief, keep reading.

The Overlooked Trigger of Colic

One of the biggest but often overlooked triggers of colic is a stressed and subluxated nervous system. At Bright Futures Chiropractic, we often find that many colicky babies have experienced:

  • A stressful or high-risk pregnancy,

  • Birth interventions like forceps, vacuum extraction, or C-sections that can affect the nerves and muscles of the upper neck.

These factors can impact essential functions such as sleeping, breastfeeding, digestion, and motor skills development. They often leave infants with a hypersensitive nervous system stuck in fight-or-flight mode.

Jackson’s Story of Relief

Take Jackson, for instance. He struggled with severe reflux, gas pains, and sleep issues as an infant. His mom recalls, "As first-time parents, it was tough seeing Jackson in so much discomfort." Fortunately, they sought holistic care and turned to a pediatric chiropractor who identified and treated the root cause.

"After starting chiropractic adjustments at 9 weeks old, Jackson's gas pains eased within weeks, and his colic vanished in a month," his mom shared. "Now, he's a happy toddler who sleeps through the night and is full of smiles."

Understanding Sympathetic Dominance

When a baby's nervous system is stuck in a constant fight-or-flight mode, basic functions like sleep, digestion, and movement can be affected. This is why colicky babies often struggle after feedings and display discomfort by arching their back and neck.

Looking Beyond Surface Solutions

While dietary changes and medical interventions like tongue-tie revisions are common, they may not address the core issue if the nervous system remains stressed. Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care offers a gentle, non-invasive way to support nervous system health in infants.

How Chiropractic Care Helps

Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care focuses on correcting subluxations in the spine that can disrupt nervous system function. By restoring balance, it helps alleviate colic symptoms and promotes overall well-being in infants.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Colic

Beyond easing colic symptoms, chiropractic care can:

  • Improve sleep quality,

  • Boost immune function,

  • Enhance digestion,

  • Increase flexibility,

  • Support healthy nervous system development.

Every child is unique, so results may vary, but many parents have seen significant improvements in their baby's comfort and happiness through chiropractic care.

Taking Action for Your Baby

If you're ready to explore drug-free solutions for your baby's colic, consider scheduling a consultation with our team at Bright Futures Chiropractic. With personalized care tailored to your baby's needs, you can help them find peace, comfort, and restful sleep.

Don't wait another night feeling exhausted and uncertain. By addressing the root cause of colic through gentle chiropractic care, you can empower your baby to thrive and enjoy a happier, healthier start in life.

We look forward to serving the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and the northwest suburb, Arlington Heights.

818 W 18th St, Chicago, Il 60608


914 S Arthur Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Phone: 224.764.1644

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