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New Research suggests that Infantile colic may be the result of migraine in infants

When parents bring their baby to Chiropractic Dubai for Infantile Colic, (now more correctly named crying baby syndrome), Dr. Pamela Leader always explains to them that because of the infant’s inability to tell us what’s making them feel uncomfortable, and where the baby is feeling pain, she simply examines the spine from top to bottom looking for places where the usual movement is not as it should be. We do not know where pain is but sometimes when a painful point is touched, the baby may cry or make a painful face. Often once the treatment is begun, the baby becomes calm and often look at the chiropractor. In adults we know that neck and shoulder pain often results in headache and or migraine.

 

Dr. Pamela has been treating babies with gentle pressure to the spinal muscles and joints where she finds immobility and tenderness for many years. In fact the treatment areas are usually similar to those she would be treating in an adult patient suffering from migraine, though the methods are very different. In fact migraine sufferers and their relatives will know that the headache is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

 

The results of the following research by Amy Gelfand, MD, assistant professor, Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and child neurologist, University of California, San Francisco, presented at the American Headache Society (AHS) 56th Annual Scientific Meeting in June 27, 2014, point strongly to ‘colic’ being associated with adult migraine.

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Colic peaks at 6 to 8 weeks of age and typically resolves by 4 months of age. The prevalence of colic is between 5% and 19%.

The primary analysis of the results included 3 studies with a total of 891 participants.

One of these studies was conducted by Dr. Gelfand and colleagues. In it, the researchers analyzed 154 surveys and found that infants whose moms had migraine were 2.6 times more likely to have colic.
Another study found that children or adolescents with migraine were 6.6 times more likely to have had infantile colic than those without migraine;
A third article included 58 participants and uncovered a similar link.

Nobody knows what causes ‘colic’, although people have looked at gastrointestinal pathology for clues. However, it is unlikely that colic is caused by intestinal gas. Dr. Gelfand cited a randomized controlled trial of simethicone (an antifoaming agent sold over the counter to treat gas and bloating) versus placebo that showed no difference in effect.

“It appears that the association between infant colic and migraine is quite robust,” she noted, after revealing some astounding figures showing that migraine and infantile colic are interrelated.

 

If your baby is crying for more than 2 hours continuously a day with no apparent reason, and cannot be comforted, he or she may be suffering from crying baby syndrome, formerly named infantile colic. With 5 treatments in 10 days, Dr. Pamela has been helping mums and babies get relief from this very distressing syndrome for the past 18 years.

 

To read more: Follow the Link: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/827825?src=emailthis#1