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Can Structural Dysfunction Cause Baby Crankiness?

The short answer, Yes.

New parents quickly become accustomed to their baby's cries. But when mom or dad take care of the "typical" problems and baby still cries, what else could be the matter?

As we all have been made aware, a cry is the only means of communication your infant has to let you know when something is wrong. Many parents have learned to look for "cues" when it comes to their baby's cries. When their child rubs it's eyes and whines, they know he/she is tired. When their baby sucks on it's fingers and cries the same at regular intervals, they know their precious baby is hungry. When baby draws up it's legs and kicks and punches ferociously, concerned parents know their baby is in some form of discomfort.

But what happens when your baby is crying uncontrollably and all means of comforting and caring don't seem to work? In addition, what is a concerned parent to do when a visit to their baby's pediatrician doesn't provide answers?

This is where taking a more hand's on approach can be of benefit to both baby and concerned parents.


How can structural pediatric chiropractic care help? While the birthing process can be the most beautiful process known to mankind, it can also be one of the most traumatic events a child will go through in their entire lifetime. When a baby is going through the birth canal the forces needed (i.e. contractions and pushing from the mother) can become taxing to an infants body and, most importantly, it's spine. In some circumstances, interventions such as vacuum extraction and forceps may put even more undue stress and strain on a baby's spine, more particularly, their delicate neck. The end result, potential dysfunction of the structure caused by the physical components associated with birthing a child.

So what are some the secondary effects/conditions associated with structural dysfunction in a child? Although not commonly associated with chiropractic (and by no means should a qualified family chiropractor even suggest to "treat" the following) some of the secondary conditions associated with structural dysfunction include headache, colic, ear infections, asthma, and/or allergies.


When all initial measures fail consider having your child checked and evaluated for structural dysfunction from a qualified family chiropractor. It may very well be the answer you've been searching for to calm the crankiness of your bundle of joy.

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