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Chiropractic and Colic

A pilot study presented at the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 5th Biennial Congress in Auckland, New Zealand, suggests that chiropractic care is superior to placebo for the treatment of infantile colic. A total of 30 infants, aged 0 to 8 weeks, were included in the trial. Fifteen infants received chiropractic spinal manipulation for two weeks. The remaining subjects received placebo (“sham” non-functional ultrasound). Based on parental reports at 1-month follow-up, the study’s authors found “a statistically significant difference in the response to treatment by the experimental group as opposed to the placebo group.”

World Federation of Chiropractic – May 1999.

Chiropractic Care of Infantile Colic: A Case Study

This is the study of an 11-month-old boy with severe, complicated, late onset infantile colic. The infant had been unable to consume solid foods for a period of four months, and suffered from severe constipation. In addition, this subject demonstrated extreme muscular weakness and lack of coordination. The baby was unable to crawl, stand or walk and was greatly unresponsive to his surroundings.

[Note: child had been under medical care at the Rochester Medical Clinic, with no improvement in his condition.] Following upper cervical specific chiropractic adjustments for a subluxation of the first cervical vertebrae (atlas) there was immediate improvements in muscle strength, coordination, responsiveness, and ability to consume solid foods without vomiting.

Killinger LZ and Azad A. J of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Vol. 3 No. 1 1998. Pp. 203-206

Dr. Gunderson’s Note: I did a lot of research in chiropractic school regarding colic. Chiropractic is the best, safest, and healthiest option for infantile colic! Seriously parents, suffer no more!