Colic in Infants
On April 16, 2013, Several major news sources, including USA Today, Reuters, the Huffington Post, WebMD and CBS news reported on new research coming out of France published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that links having colic as in infant and having migraines as a child or an adult. This is the 4th study to come out recently linking colic to migraines.
The Huffington Post reported:
“In the study, children ages 6 to 18 who visited an emergency room for migraine headaches were about six times more likely to have experienced colic — or frequent, unexplained crying — as an infant compared with children who visited the emergency room for other reasons…The new findings suggest infant colic and migraines may be symptoms of the same underlying condition, said study researcher Dr. Luigi Titomanlio, of the pediatric emergency department at Robert Debré Hospital in Paris.”
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The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome is associated with a collection of symptoms centered around different types of headaches and different types of neck pain including:
- Pressure Headaches or migraines
- Sub-occipital neck pain (in the “back of the neck” at the base of the skull)
- Neck pain that is frequently position dependent (e.g. “skull forward”, “skull backward”, “turning of the head”, etc.)
- Neck pain” described as “knife stabbing” or “pins and needle stabbing at the base of the skull”
- Headaches occurring randomly throughout the day but frequently generated by a change of head position (e.g. moving of the head from the recumbent to the upright position)
- Headaches accompanied by tinnitus and visual disturbances such as “blurred vision”, “tunnel vision”, “double vision”, “kaleidoscopic vision”, nystagmus
- Pressure headaches accompanied by dementia and loss of cognitive skills
The Same Underlying Condition
When the upper part of the neck is misaligned it will change the flow of cerebral spinal fluid and blood to and from the brain. This change in CSF and blood flow can lead to a variety of neurological problems. Including colic in children and migraine headaches in adults.
When a baby is born frequently the upper neck is injured. This injury can show symptoms such as colic, GERD, ear infections and other childhood problems. If the upper neck injury is corrected by an upper cervical procedure such as Upper Cervical then the colic or other symptoms are frequently eliminated.
However, if the upper neck misalignment is not corrected, then migraine headaches or other conditions will frequently develop later in life.
So whether colic is an early form of migraines or not the underlying condition can be addressed safely, gently and effectively by Upper Cervical care.
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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at http://www.sherwoodspinalcare.com