Chiropractor in Forest Lake, MN

  • 15226 W Freeway Drive NE.
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  • Forest Lake, MN 55025
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  • 651.653.2190
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As you are reading this you might be bouncing your baby or just switching to a new formula. You have tried noise machines and medications with countless waking hours of crying. You just want to help your sweet little one, get some sleep, and have an hour or two of silence.

Indigestion was first thought to be the cause of infantile colic. It is now defined as, “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, usually in the afternoon and evening hours.” Research is non-conclusive in the root cause of colic.

Some Research
A research article published in 1999 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics in a randomized controlled trial had a small group of 50 infants who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for infantile colic. One group was treated with adjustments for 2 weeks and the other with the drug dimethicone for 2 weeks. The results showed spinal manipulation (adjustments) reduced crying by 67% and the drug therapy saw a 38% reduction. 

Chiro Care: Chiropractic care helps to reduce nerve disturbance and restore normal function. Chiropractic is not a treatment for colic. The nerves that regulate, control, and supply the body start at the brainstem, travel down the spinal cord, and exit out between two vertebrae. Vertebral subluxations of the neck may compromise the function of the nerve signals. By restoring proper nerve function, the body is able to heal and be restored to its healthy state. When the body is balanced and working properly, colic will not occur.

If your child or someone you know is suffering from colic, give us a call at 651-653-2190 or email us to see if we can help. We want to help you achieve your health goals!

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