Infantile colic is commonly described as persistent and often violent crying for no apparent reason in seemingly healthy and thriving infants. The August, 1989 issue of the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics reports that 94% of a group of 316 children with infantile colic responded very favorably to Chiropractic care.
The study, performed by 73 Chiropractors in Denmark, involved infants with an average age of 5.7 weeks at the beginning of the study and included reassessments at 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks. The infant’s mothers were provided a diary and kept track of the babies symptoms, intensity and length of the colicky crying as well as how comfortable the infant seemed.
94% of the children in the study showed a satisfactory response to Chiropractic care within 14 days from the beginning of care. According to the study, “The results occur shortly after the treatment has been initiated and show both a reduction of the daily length of the colic periods and a reduction of the number of colic periods per day. In this study, an average of three treatments was found to be required to obtain a satisfactory result. No side effects were reported.”
51% of the children in the study had other, unsuccessful treatments for the colic previous to becoming involved in this research project.