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Recent Research Shows Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infantile Colic
Date:3/19/2013

Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) March 19, 2013

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that infantile colic affects about one in every six families. It is the most common reason why parents consult pediatricians during their baby’s first 16 weeks. Not only are the symptoms of infantile colic distressing for the baby, but the excessive crying is stressful for the parents. Doctors feel compelled to assist in easing the stress on the family, even though colic is considered a self-limiting problem. Most cases resolve within six months, though some studies indicate longer-lasting effects on the children. England’s National Health Service estimated that it paid over £65 million ($104 million US) for treating infantile colic in 2001.

There are many personal accounts, along with case reports, of the benefits of Chiropractic manipulation in reducing the severity of infantile colic symptoms. The question is: is there any solid scientific evidence for using Chiropractic in treating these children?

Dobson et al. identified six studies representing 325 infants with infantile colic. Their study, Manipulative Therapies for Infantile Colic, was published in the December 2012 issue of the Cochrane Database Systematic Review. Five of the six studies indicated beneficial effects from spinal and/or cranial manipulation. While measured daily crying times were decreased by an average of 72 minutes daily and there was a st
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