Colic

Most people know colic as a screaming, inconsolable infant. This can be very frustrating for parents and is a big stress on the family. A variety of factors can contribute to a baby's colicky nature. It is important that a colicky baby is getting the right nutrition and having their nervous system checked by a chiropractor. Chiropractors alter their technique for infants; the amount of pressure used to adjust a baby is less than what would be uncomfortable to push on your closed eyelid! Chiropractic care has been shown to be a gentle, non-invasive and cost-effective way to help your baby with their colic symptoms.

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