“Colicky babies are not just infants who cry a lot. They also show clinical evidence of vestibular dysregulation.”
For decades the cause of infantile colic has remained elusive. This study particularly hits home because Audra cried for months and months on end. Weekly, I see parents who are trying to find a solution for their babies constant crying.
It’s scary, it’s exhausting, it permeates every fibre of your being and affects how you show up.
If you’ve experienced a baby with colic, you understand this.
This study, published May 2021 aimed to provide more evidence based information by its to investigating vestibular dysregulation in colicky and non-colicky babies.
How they studied it: 120 consecutive colicky babies were evaluated before and after a very gentle vibratory treatment, and compared to 117 non-colicky babies.
Treatment used: Treatment aimed at relaxing tight sub-occipital musculature by means of gentle vibrational stimulation.
Results: Colicky babies are not just infants who cry a lot. They also show clinical evidence of vestibular dysregulation. Treatment aimed at relaxing tight sub-occipital musculature by means of gentle vibrational stimulation may be effective in decreasing vestibular hyperactivity, signifying an improvement in brainstem regulation. The vestibular index opens the prospect for development into a tool toward an objective and practical clinical diagnosis of infantile colic.
If your baby is crying on end and other pathology has been ruled out, absolutely consider taking them to a pediatric chiropractor. There is nothing more important to me than the health of your baby, and easing your stress surrounding it.
I know what it can feel like to struggle and not get answers, or a plan for your baby. If you have questions, please reach out.
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- Dr. Alli Cain
ANCHOR | Owner & Chiropractor