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A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has tried to address these shortcomings and the results are encouraging for babies and parents alike.
Whereas the number of treatments delivered varied depending on the clinical findings, no treatment period lasting longer than 10 days with babies released sooner if the parents reported complete resolution of symptoms.
No adverse effects were reported, while one parent in the non-
The greater differences in crying time were found in the babies receiving treatment.
There were no significant differences in the two groups, which were treated regardless of whether the parent watched the treatment.
The remaining main weakness is that the results still are based on the parents reporting, but unless the chiropractor stays in the family’s home this is difficult to resolve.
In conclusion, the babies receiving chiropractic treatment cried less than those
who were not treated -
Miller JE, Newell D, Bolton JE. Efficacy of Chiropractic Manual Therapy on Infant
Colic: A Pragmatic Single-
Jan Olsen DC
May 16, 2013