Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

Hometown Chiropractic

Social Media
Primary Location
1651 Carey Avenue, Suite 1C
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-426-4321
Fax: 307-426-4320

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 6:00
Wednesday9:00 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 6:00
Friday9:00 - 6:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Main Content

Colic is a condition in young infants characterized by an unusual amount of crying.When they cry, they may draw their arms and legs toward their bodies as though they are in pain and may even turn bright red. Colic usually appears between the 3rd and 6th week after birth and is typically resolved by the time they are 3 months old. Although no one is certain what causes colic, there are a number of things that likely contribute, such as an immature and irritated nervous system, food sensitivites and gastrointestinal upset.

The theory that an irritated spine may contribute to colic is supported by the frequent improvement in symptoms with gentle chiropractic adjustments. Because the birthing process is very stressful on the neck of a newborn, it is very common for there to be several subluxations in the neck and back that can irritate the tiny and delicate nervous system. It has also been observed that babies with colic seem to need more attention and are more sensitive to the things around them than other babies - again indicating that there are some neurological differences.

Both the mother's and the baby's diet can be huge factors in the development of colic. One of the biggest offenders is cow's milk. Babies should not have cow's milk, or dairy in any form for that matter, until they are at least two or three years old. Cow's milk contains the sugar lactose which many newborn babies cannot digest very well, not to mention that cow's milk contains many proteins that are not good for an infant's digestive system.

Another potential dietary contributor to colic is the mother's diet while breastfeeding. Women who breast feed should stay away from spicy foods, alcohol and tobacco, as well as to avoid  eating too much of any one particular food. A semi-bland, high-protein diet that excludes dairy is probably best - at least during the first three or four months of breastfeeding.

If your baby suffers from colic, there are a few things that you can do to help:

  • Seek regular chiropractic care, especially during the first four months.
  • Place a warm water bottle on your baby's stomach.
  • Rock your baby in a rocking chair or cradle.
  • Give your baby a warm bath.
  • Gently rub your baby's stomach.
  • Go for a drive with your baby in the car seat.
  • Feed your baby more often with less food at each feeding.
  • If you feed your baby formula, avoid soy or dairy-based formulas.

Exclusive Offer

Exclusive Offer, New Patients receive Free Consultation.

Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *

Featured Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

"We have been to several, I mean several chiropractors and Dr Walton was the only one that gave us what we wanted....he LISTENED and ACTED! It is not everyday you find that one specialist who listens and understands what you are saying. He is exceptionally talented!! We love that he offers the best for you and your condition and follows what healing process is best for YOU! He listens!! We love him and like I said we have been to several chiropractors and my husband is really picky. But with Dr Walton we found what we were looking for honest, easy to talk to, availability and great skill. We walk in hurting and walk out healed! You are awesome Dr Walton!"

 - Brandee

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 6:00
Wednesday9:00 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 6:00
Friday9:00 - 6:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Walton Dr. Walton was raised in Riverton where he graduated from Riverton High School in 2001. While in high school he was very active participating in basketball, track, and tennis. He enjoys getting out in the fresh Wyoming air and enjoying the outdoors, and loves to participate in any sport possible. Read More

Contact

  • 307-426-4321
  • 1651 Carey Avenue, Suite 1C Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • Get Directions
Newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up










Community Content
Member Wellness