• Infant Colic
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Is your child crying inconsolably? Do you feel helpless watching your child suffering from colic? Have all your attempts at coaxing and treating your child been in vain? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a natural alternative, may be the answer for you.

Studies have shown:

  • Osteopathic treatments show significant benefits in colic and improvement in sleeping.
  • OMT is an effective adjunct therapy in relieving colic.

Infantile colic is characterized by fussing, irritability or crying in infants for 3 hours a day, for more than three days a week. Colic is seen in infants around 2 to 3 weeks old. It usually reaches its peak when the child is 2 months old and slowly starts to reduce by 3 months. Babies with colic are usually healthy and well-fed.

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The cause of colic is not very clear. Some theories suggest that colic may occur due to indigestion, overfeeding, excessive anxiety, excitement, anger or fear in the house, or intolerance to certain foods or proteins found in formula.

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Symptoms of colic include inconsolable, intense constant crying about the same time everyday usually during late afternoon or evening. Crying lasts for a few minutes to 3 hours per day and usually ends with passing lots of gas or stool. Crying may be associated with curling up of the legs, clenched fists and the belly may seem tense.

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A thorough physical examination will be done by your physician to determine if there are possible causes for your baby’s distress, such as a blockage in your baby’s intestines. However, lab tests and imaging are usually not required.

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Treatment depends on the cause and is generally a conservative approach.

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) show significant benefits in colic and improvement in sleeping
  • Homeopathic remedies are an alternative remedy to sooth a colicky baby.
  • Probiotics are sometimes suggested to regain the digestive system’s normal flora.
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Osteopath treatment for Infant Colic

Here are 3 reasons to speak to us

  • You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
  • You are looking for credible healthcare alternatives – but just don’t know what is out there
  • You tried other Healthcare Professionals in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

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Frequently asked questions

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What should I wear to my appointments?

Loose-fitting clothing or gym clothes

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How many visits will I need?

This is variable depending upon what is being treated and how extensive your treatment needs to be.  Our goal is to bring you to optimal health so that you won’t need to continually return.

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What is the difference between licensing and board certification for a physician, and do you have any of these?

Physicians are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. by the licensing board in each state they wish to practice.

A board certified physician has completed an additional training program in a specialty and has passed a rigorous exam to assess his or her knowledge, skills and experience to provide quality patient care in that specialty.

In my case, I am licensed to practice medicine in Texas, and I have two board certifications. The first one is Family Medicine and the second one is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

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