Chiropractic Care and Reflux in Babies
It is not uncommon for children to suffer from a severe case of acid reflux and gas. Many people, however, do not know the best treatment for this condition. Some have tried using gripe water (a non-prescription product used to relieve colic) and ovol (an anti-foaming product used to reduce excessive gas), but the treatment did not get rid of the problem permanently. Many parents are opting for chiropractic care that has proven to be an effective long-term treatment for acid reflux and gas.
Chiropractic care is effective in treating the following common ailments in children:
- Acid Reflux and gas
Reflux is attributed to misalignment of the child’s neck vertebrae which may have resulted during birth. The neck vertebrae may be misaligned for the following reasons:
- Birth by C-section
- Extensive pushing by mother
- Delivery using vacuum extraction or forceps
Vertebrae misalignment in a baby causes an interruption in the functioning of nerves in the stomach, intestines and other abdominal organs. This situation alters the gastric functions leading to gas, discomfort, acid flux and colic problems. A pediatric chiropractor can determine these issues and treat them accordingly with chiropractic care.
The chiropractic care involves physical therapy and will take a couple of adjustment sessions. The results of the treatment may begin to show in 2-3 treatment sessions of chiropractic care.
The treatment restores normal functioning of the nerve supply to the child’s digestive system and other organs. The final result is a healthy digestive system that s at its best performance. Chiropractic care is a safe way to get a child back to good health without turning to drugs.