Treat the symptoms of fussy babies with chiropractic care in Murfreesboro


A lot of new parents are familiar with colic in babies. A crying infant and anxiety usually characterize the experience, stressed parents trying tirelessly to console their child. Chiropractic therapy is an effective, drug-free, and non-invasive remedy for colic. Read on to learn more about colic, its symptoms, treatment, and home remedies.

What is Colic or Colicky baby?

Colic is defined as inconsolable weeping in a newborn or young kid or intermittent fussiness that lasts several hours or days. It usually begins about three weeks of age and lasts for three months, although it can last as long as six months.

Causes Of Colic in Babies

Before now, infant colic was considered to be caused by digestive issues. Colic is currently a primarily unexplained illness simply defined as incessant weeping in newborns under the age of three months that lasts for weeks. Colic is defined as crying that may last for three hours a day, three days a week.

A chiropractor can correct these misalignments in neonates with gentle pressures on the baby’s back. An adequately aligned back is a favorable circumstance for your baby’s growth.

When a baby is conceived, a pressure of about 50 to 70 pounds envelopes him or her. Due to this, the child’s vertebrae column is put under a lot of strain. On the other hand, Gravity produces minor spinal dislocation and pain in the baby. This is commonly left unaddressed, and it is often the cause of colic in newborns at our practice.

What Are the Symptoms of Colic?

Infants’ fidgeting and crying are typical, particularly in the first three months after delivery. And it’s tough to define what constitutes normal crying. Some symptoms of colic may include:

  • Alterations in posture. Several postural changes are associated with colic. The infant may frequently tighten his or her fists, twist their legs, and stiffen their stomach muscles.
  • The infant is completely distraught. A colicky baby will appear disturbed. The cry is usually extremely high-pitched, and the infant may not react to efforts to console it. The baby’s face may also be flushed, and they may release gas or have a bowel movement after the crying bout.
  • Regular crying bouts. Colic often happens in the evening and daily at roughly the same time. As a result, a baby suffering from colic will often become fussy at the exact moment, and the period of discomfort may continue anywhere from a few minutes to many hours.
  • There does not appear to be a cause or purpose for the crying. All infants cry – yet they usually do so when they want something. On the other hand, a colicky infant may cry for seemingly no reason.

Can a chiropractor help babies with colic?

Yes, chiropractors can usually help newborns who are suffering from colic. According to NCBI Study, Spinal manipulation helps treat infantile colic, according to a clinical experiment published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 1999. The newborns in the chiropractic group cried less by 67 percent, whereas the babies on medicine cried less by 38 percent.

The International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association is home to many chiropractors and clinics, including ours.

What does a chiropractor do for colic babies?

Chiropractic therapy provides incredible advantages by allowing the body to repair and operate correctly. Spinal misalignments can interfere with digestion when a baby has colic, causing pain and distress.

Spinal misalignments can harm the nerves of the gut, colon, or other digestive organs, causing gas or other colic-related disorders.

Gentle manipulations will eliminate nerve obstruction, restore normal digestive health, and support absorption to ease colic pain. You can be sure that chiropractic therapy is a healthy, safe, and efficient solution for parents to help their children suffering from colic.

Colic baby Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractors know one fundamental truth: a body with a misaligned nervous system and spine is prone to discomfort.

When this nervous system is out of balance, other body systems may also cease functioning correctly.

We use natural, drug-free, and safe approaches to treat your child’s ailments. Our chiropractors provide treatments for colic infants to bring your baby back to complete serenity. They assist infants, toddlers, and older kids quickly finding painless colic relief.

What are home remedies for Colicky babies?

Dietary adjustments or even changing positions for the infant might provide comfort for babies suffering from colic. Some physicians may even prescribe drugs. While drugs can temporarily alleviate symptoms, the effects are not long-lasting.

Crying and other signals of pain frequently recur after drugs wear off. Medicines given to newborns may have adverse effects that aggravate rather than improve the conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Chiropractic Treat Colic, And Is It Safe For My Baby?

Yes, chiropractic works and is incredibly safe for even the most vulnerable infants. If you are a parent wary of chiropractic therapy for your child, remember that significant research has been conducted to prove this.

What Is A Way To Diagnose Colic?

One method of diagnosing colic is ensuring the infant isn’t suffering from other ailments. Most of the time, screening samples in a laboratory isn’t needed. Physicians often do a physical examination on the child to determine whether or not they have any intestinal blockage.

If the infant is confirmed to be healthy, the physician may infer that they’re colicky. However, we recommend not assuming your infant has colic and treating it. It’s usually a good idea to get your newborn physically examined by an expert.


We are experts in detecting and correcting spinal manipulations. We can also help restore normal function in a child’s neurological system. By doing this, the infant’s gastrointestinal tract and connected organs may be restored to regular performance. As a result, the infant is comfortable and happy.

About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC
Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.