You’ve brought that new bundle of joy home. It is everything you imagined. The soft touch, the sweet face and the crying? All parents expect some degree of crying when their infant comes home but when crying is symptomatic of colic, that’s a whole new ball game. Crying seems to become an all night, all day ordeal draining both baby and parents. But rather than reaching for a medication solution, Dr. Charles Krieger may be the better place to start.
Colic is characterized by excessive crying in an infant normally between two weeks and three months of age. The crying can consist of many hours a day for several days at a time. A baby often appears to be in emotional discomfort, even in pain. Often infants will draw their legs up to their tummy in an effort to dispel gas that is drawn in from too much crying.
Due to the appearance of gas distress, many physicians over the years have attributed colic to a digestive system disorder. While old wives’ tales attribute a colicky infant to simply being a “cranky” baby. But more recently new research has pointed to a dysfunctional nervous system making infants hypersensitive or causing over-stimulation.
Misalignment can occur in the uterus due to improper positioning of the baby in the womb and during the delivery. This misalignment, which doctors of chiropractic refer to as a “subluxation”, can result in irritation to the baby’s nervous system.
While chiropractic care for infants and children is one of the fastest growing markets in health care, there are some parents who might be surprised by the idea of bringing their child to a chiropractor. In fact when it comes to colic, as well as ear infections, there is no form of care that works as well as chiropractic. This benefit is amplified when we consider that chiropractic is a drugless healing art and as a result the baby runs no risk of dangerous pharmaceutical side effects.
Much in the same way as a normal pediatrician, Doctors of Chiropractic must graduate from an accredited chiropractic college and pass the NBCE—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners followed by licensing in the state of their practice. For Dr. Charles Krieger, a chiropractor with a heart for working with infants and children, the dedication to caring for families is taken even further. Dr. Krieger is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified by the ICPA in Webster Technique, a technique that helps pregnant women and their babies achieve greater comfort during their pregnancy and helps with the ease of delivery.
When it comes to our infants, as parents we want the best for our children. A baby suffering colic is distressing to both the infant and the parents. Often parents will express a sense of being overwhelmed and doubting their parenting abilities. If your family is suffering with an infant who is colicky or unable to sleep through the night, visit the Krieger Health Solutions team of caring professionals.
With Dr. Charles Krieger on your side, your infant will be a healthier, happier baby, bringing relief to the family as a whole, so all will be sleeping through the night. For a free consultation give Krieger Health Solutions a call today at (770) 993-4425 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on your health and how we can help, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!