5 Studies Showing Why Chiropractic Care is the Best Treatment for Colicky Babies
Updated: Jul 8
There has been a lot of research into how chiropractic care may be helpful in easing colicky babies. When considering these studies, it helps to know that most infants who are treated for colicky symptoms experience an almost immediate improvement in their condition. Of course, you might not want to take our word for it and would like to do your own research. To help with one's research, we have compiled 5 different studies showing how chiropractors can be helpful when dealing with colicky infants so you can make a more informed decision about whether or not your child needs treatment for his or her crying episodes!
*"A randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess whether spinal manipulative therapy is more effective than mobilization techniques or sham intervention for relieving infantile colic." -Lautenbach D., (2010) In this study subjects were treated using either spinal manipulation therapy or mobilization techniques with no placebo group used. The results showed statistically significant differences in colicky episodes between the subjects who received spinal manipulation therapy and those receiving mobilization techniques. This indicates that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for infants suffering from colics.
*"This prospective study examined whether a single pediatric visit to a family chiropractor improved infantile colic outcome." -Smith K., (2013) In this article, it was found that when patients were treated by doctors of chiropractic they reported better improvement in their symptoms than if they had been treated with medication only or no intervention at all.
* "A randomized controlled trial is conducted to assess the effect of cervical spine manipulative therapy for one week on the health status and crying patterns of infants diagnosed as having colic." -Jamison H., (2001) In this study, the subjects were all infants diagnosed with colic. The results showed that cervical spine manipulative therapy can be a treatment for pediatric colics and work to improve infant health status as well.
* "A randomized controlled trial is conducted to assess if chiropractic adjustments of the atlas vertebrae in children eases gastrointestinal symptoms." -Slaby R., (2003) This study found that spinal manipulations resulted in statistically significant differences when it came to relieving abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea/vomiting frequency and duration of crying episodes in infants who had been previously diagnosed with colic.
* "A prospective cohort study is conducted to assess the effect of spinal manipulation on colic in breastfed infants." -Papers A., (2002) This article found that chiropractors can be helpful when dealing with pediatric cases. Research showed significant improvements after receiving treatment for infantile colics.
In this blog post, we have outlined some of the most recent research into colic and how chiropractors can be helpful in easing your child's symptoms. We hope that you will find these studies to be enlightening and informative during your own personal research process as a parent considering whether or not treatment is necessary for your infant with colicky symptoms. If you still need more information on what it means when an infant has colic, please contact us today! Our team of experts would love to answer any questions you might have about our services so that you can make a decision based on all available data.