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Colic

Infantile colic is typically described as unexplainable and uncontrollable crying that occurs for more than three hours a day, three days a week, and for three weeks or more.

Some people are surprised to learn that chiropractic is effective for colic, but moms with crying babies love us.

Enter the words “colic” and “chiropractic” in your search engine to bring up the many studies that have been performed over the years.

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For example, a recent randomized study of 104 babies younger than 8 weeks showed a 50% reduction in unexplained crying (1). And a 2011 systematic review of the medical literature covering 26 articles found “that chiropractic care is a viable alternative to the care of infantile colic and is congruent with evidence-based practice.”(2)

 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Colic?

Even a very gentle chiropractic adjustment with the slightest fingertip pressure applied at the correct location can eliminate subluxations in an infant. Sometimes, it may take several treatments to restore the alignment of the spine and stop the colic.

If your baby is suffering from the condition and you’re not finding solutions from the traditional medical route, we invite you to call our team at Deutsch Chiropractic Clinic in Watertown.

References

  1. Miller, J. “Efficacy of Chiropractic Manual Therapy on Infant Colic: A Pragmatic Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial.” J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 (Oct);   35 (8):   600–607
  2. Alcantara, J. “The chiropractic care of infants with colic: a systematic review of the literature.” Explore (NY), 2011 (May); 7(3): 168-174.