Infantile colic was first thought to be only indigestion. However, the most widely accepted definition of colic today is “unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more, usually in the afternoon and evening hours.”
Although many parents still think of colic as indigestion, the truth is we do not know for certain that it is a digestive issue. Often, we find spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine, meaning that these babies could be dealing with head and neck pain rather than indigestion.
Regardless of where the spinal misalignments are, there most likely with be some type of disturbance in the nervous system. So, whether the baby is colicky from indigestion or a headache, restoring proper nervous system control often allows the body to heal, resulting in a happier healthier baby.