Infantile colic treated by chiropractors: a prospective study of 316 cases. Klougart N, Nilsson N and Jacobsen J (1989) JMPT, 12:281-288.
316 infants (median age 5.7 weeks at initial examination) with moderate to severe colic (average 5.2 hours of crying per day) were given chiropractic care. After two weeks of chiropractic (usually three visits) the success rate was 94%. After four weeks the improvements were maintained. One forth of these infants showed great improvement after the very first chiropractic adjustment. The remaining infants all showed improvement within 14 days.
NOTE: 51% of the infants had undergone prior unsuccessful treatment, usually drug therapy.

Vertebral subluxation and colic: a case study. Pluhar GR, Schobert PD. J of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, 1991;7:75-76.
From the abstract: A case study of a three-month-old female suffering from colic with resultant sleep interruption and appetite decrease is presented. Favorable outcome was realized with adjustment of the child's spine.

Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Biedermann H.J. Manual Medicine 1992, 6:151-156.
More than 600 babies (to date) have been treated for suboccipital strain. The suboccipital strain's main symptoms include colicky crying, torticollis, fever of unknown origin, loss of appetite and other symptoms of CNS disorders, swelling of one side of the facial soft tissues, asymmetric development of the skull, hips. "Removal of suboccipital strain is the fastest and most effective way to treat the symptoms one session is sufficient in most cases"

The side-effects of the chiropractic adjustment. Arno Burnier, D.C. Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 no. 4 may 1995.
This is a case history of R.S., male, age 15, taken from the records of Dr. Burnier has written his "miracle" cases up, please write up your own and submit them for publication in the journals.
Patient: E.L. male age 4 months.
Physical condition: Uncontrolled crying and screaming during all waking hours for months.
Chiropractic result: Immediate resolution of behavior following the first adjustment on 5/1/91. To date 2/10/94 the child is a normal healthy baby.
Presenting vertebral subluxation: CO/C1 with occiput posterior on the right.
Original adjustment: Right occiput ridge meningeal for 20 seconds, double notch meningeal contact on sacrum for 30 seconds. Structural adjustment of occiput in extension and right rotation.

Birth Trauma Results in Colic. Krauss LL, Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 2 No. 1, Octorber, 1995
From the abstract: The objective of this case study is to document the effects of chiropractic on poop sleeping patterns in a infants through a difficult time in an infant's life. Many infants do not sleep well at night or nap time, and are then irritable throughout the day. These infants are often diagnosed as colicky. The term colic is a symptom commonly seen in infants under three months of age, characterized by paroxysmal abdominal pain and frantic crying. The mother, often as a reaction, is also irritable, exhausted, and, at times, depression and self doubt set in. Physical and emotional fatigue can make this time unbearable and bonding with child difficult.
This is the study of a 9 month old female child with colic. The child was adjusted C1 on the right side (using an adjusting instrument) T4-T5 was manually adjusted and the sacrum was instrument adjusted. The following day the mother reported that the infant had slept through the night, a consistent 12 hours, and woke up happy and playful.

Back to Chiro Research menu
Back to Home