Colicky Infants and Chiropractic Care

Is your infant abnormally fussy? If your baby is younger than five months old and cries for more than three hours in a row, more than three days a week, for three weeks, he or she might have an issue of colic. When a child is colicky, it can be overwhelming as a parent; sometimes it seems as if the baby is crying nonstop without a known cure or solution.

Chiropractic care has been proven to reduce colic symptoms in babies. Because of how gentle the treatment is, chiropractic care relieves the baby of the colicky symptoms without fear that the adjustment will have adverse effects on the child.

If you can’t get to the chiropractor right away, here are a few tips to help soothe your baby during a crying fit:


  1. Swaddle your baby in a thin blanket to help him or her feel safe and warm.

  2. Put your baby in a rocker. The steady motion can help your baby relax enough to fall asleep.

  3. Change the position in which you are holding your baby. Sometimes one position might be uncomfortable for your baby, but another may not be.

  4. Give your baby a pacifier. Every baby won’t take a pacifier, but it can be a quick way to soothe the baby if he or she does like pacifiers.


Don’t let the stress and worry of caring for a colicky baby continue to build up. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Thompson here to relieve your baby’s symptoms and your concerns.