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Chiropractic Effective For Infantile Colic

A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has found spinal adjustments delivered by chiropractors to be effective in relieving infantile colic.

The study was conducted on 50 infants aged 2-10 weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark. The infants were split into 2 groups: one treated with drug therapy (dimethicon) and the second group treated with spinal adjustments administered by a doctor of chiropractic.

According to researchers, "By trial days 4 to 7, hours of crying were reduced by 1 hour in the dimethicon group compared with 2.4 hours in the manipulation group. From trial day 5 onward the manipulation group did significantly better than the dimethicon group."

Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1999; 22(8): 517-522.