atistically significant improvement in sleeping time, there was not a total elimination of symptoms shown in any of the studies. The sixth study found no benefit from manipulative care for infantile colic; however, methodological flaws appeared to be in this study when compared to the other five. One of the studies also looked at adverse events from treatment, and found none.
These studies indicate that gentle, low velocity, low amplitude manipulation such as used by Chiropractors and Osteopaths, appear to safely reduce the symptoms of infantile colic, especially excessive crying time. Further studies with a larger sample of infants in blinded studies (neither participants nor those assessing outcomes know whether the infant received treatment) are indicated in order to better understand the benefits of manipulative therapy.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has been publishing research on the benefits of Chiropractic care for not only infantile colic, but also for the successful treatment of conditions as diverse as bedwetting, asthma, chronic ear infections, allergies, headaches, migraines, scoliosis, ADHD, autism, torticollis, and many other health conditions. When these conditions are caused by interference in the nervous system, excellent results are seen with Chiropractic care. Often, these conditions are multi-factorial, and the patient will benefit by having a Chiropractor as the leader of a team in treating the patient with its focus on the nervous system.
Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, Kentucky is an example of the cooperative treatment of disadvantaged children centering on Chiropractic care with assistance from dent
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