Pediatric Chiropractic and Colic: What Parents Need to Know

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February 16, 2023

If you're a parent of a newborn, you're probably no stranger to colic. Colic is a common condition that affects about 1 in 5 infants. It's when a baby cries for more than three hours a day, three days a week, for three weeks or more. It can be a tough time for both baby and parents, but did you know that a pediatric chiropractor in Bradenton can help? Read more for pediatric chiropractic and colic.

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What is Pediatric Chiropractic?

Pediatric chiropractic is a type of chiropractic care specifically for children. Chiropractors are trained to adjust the spine and nervous system to help improve overall health. For kids, this can mean helping with things like colic, ear infections, and even bed-wetting.

How Can a Pediatric Chiropractor Help with Colic?

Colic is often caused by abdominal pain and discomfort. This can be caused by a number of things, including gas, indigestion, and an immature digestive system. A pediatric chiropractor can help by adjusting the baby's spine and relieving any pressure on the nervous system. This can help improve digestive function and reduce abdominal discomfort, leading to less crying and fussiness.

What to Expect at a Pediatric Chiropractic Appointment

If you're considering taking your baby to a pediatric chiropractor for colic, you might be wondering what to expect. In our office we start with a phone consultation to find out more about your infant or child. Then we do a neurological and physical evaluation. The neurological evaluation involves a non-invasive inflammation scan while the physical evaluation includes an adjustment. After we do the evaluation we will bring you back for a report of findings visit to go over the evaluation findings, cover what to expect with our care, and go over recommendations of care.

The actual adjustment is gentle and safe for babies. The chiropractor will use their hands to apply a light, controlled force to the affected area. The whole process usually takes five to ten minutes.

Pediatric Chiropractic and Colic

It's important to find a pediatric chiropractor who is experienced and knowledgeable about treating babies. Look for someone who is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), as this organization provides training and certification for chiropractors who specialize in pediatric care.

In conclusion, if your baby is suffering from colic, a pediatric chiropractor in Bradenton might be able to help. With a gentle adjustment and an improved nervous system, your baby can experience less discomfort and cry less. If you're interested in trying this alternative approach, be sure to find a qualified and experienced pediatric chiropractor who can help. To book a consultation with our office, contact our team today.

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I love Pinnacle! Every single staff member has made such a positive impact on my pregnancy. I cannot express how grateful I am for the way they have helped my body and back feel. They have been the biggest support team for all my pregnancy and if you want support for your self, wife, partner, children, I highly recommend them.
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My 10 month old has been delayed on her gross motor skills. At her 6 month checkup, her pediatrician recommended she get evaluated for PT. In her case, I felt like she needed more that just PT to get caught up. I’ve heard so many people speak highly of chiropractic care for kids, I thought we’d give it a try. I can’t remember how I came across Pinnacle (might have been on Instagram because they have a lot of helpful posts). But anyway, I called and setup the first couple appointments for intake and scans. The entire staff is super friendly. Dr. Matt listened very well to what was going on with my daughter and we came up with 3 goals for her to hopefully meet with 9 weeks of adjustments (2x/week). The afternoon after her 2nd adjustment, she literally reached 2 of her goals. I almost couldn’t believe it. I realize it could have just been a coincidence but it’s just too close to happening right after the adjustments for me to assume that. She’s had about 10 adjustments total now, and she is catching up on other gross motor skills. Because she is a baby, her adjustments are quite gentle. There’s no cracking or popping involved. I’ve now become a patient of theirs too, and I hope to start my other two children there as well!
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