Dr. Klinginsmith Treating a Colicky Baby
Dr. Klinginsmith demonstrating how to adjust a colicky baby. If you have a baby that is suffering from colic give us a call and book an appointment. (308) 234-4940.
What are the symptoms of colic?
Colic most often shows up when a baby is 2 or 3 weeks old (or two or three weeks after his due date if he’s a preemie).
Babies normally cry when they’re wet, hungry, frightened, or tired, but a baby with colic cries excessively, often at the same time of day (usually in the late afternoon or evening). If your baby is colicky, you may notice that his cries at this time are louder and higher pitched than his normal crying and that the episodes start and end suddenly.
Your colicky baby may also show signs of a gassy tummy. Gas doesn’t cause colic, but he might be extra gassy because a baby with colic often swallows air when he cries. You may notice that your colicky baby clenches his fingers, arches his back, becomes flushed, and alternately extends or pulls up his legs and passes gas as he cries. He may sometimes feel better after passing gas or having a bowel movement.
New research is showing amazing results from pediatric chiropractic care. In a recent study, 94% of colicky babies showed improvement with chiropractic adjustments.