Colic

Colic is a common condition occurring in babies ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. Typically, the baby draws up their legs and tenses up their bellies and their faces turn red. It is marked by 2014-05-28 10.06.07periods of significant distress unrelated to diapers, temperature, hunger, or illness. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. During this time, often nothing you do to try to help your baby seems to bring relief. Continue reading

Cervical Dystonia (Torticollis)

Spasmodic torticollis, or Cervical dystonia, is a painful condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing your head to twist or turn to one side, or forward or backward.

Though it is a rare disease, it can occur at any age from infancy to elderly years. Cervical dystonia most often occurs in those between the ages of 40-70, and predominantly in women.

torticollisA multitude of conditions may lead to the development of cervical dystonia or torticollis including:

Muscular fibrosis
Congenital spine abnormalities
Toxic or traumatic brain injuries

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Placenta Previa

Placenta previa occurs when during pregnancy when the baby’s placenta partially or totally covers the mother’s cervix. Because the cervix is between the uterus and the vagina, placenta previa can cause severe bleeding and/or cramping before or during delivery.

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The placenta is essential in providing oxygen and nutrients to a growing baby Continue reading