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Resolution of Infantile Colic in a Three-Month-Old Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care to Reduce Subluxation: A Case Report and Selective Review of Literature

Laura A Colman BS, DC, CACCP Jacqueline Merced BS, DC


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 22-27 




Objective: To demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the management of a three-month-old male infant diagnosed with infantile colic. 

Clinical Features: A three-month-old infant was brought to a chiropractic office with a chief complaint of crying, screaming without noticeable causation, increased frequency of bowel movements and increased urination. 

Interventions and Outcome: The patient was adjusted using a combination of techniques including sustained contact, Activator, toggle headpiece and cranial technique. The subluxations were commonly in the upper cervical area, thoracic area; sacroiliac joint and cranial dysfunction was also noted. The patient was adjusted a total of nine visits in a period of eleven months. After one month under chiropractic care the symptoms had been resolved.

Conclusion: This case study reports on the successful resolution of colic following the introduction of chiropractic care to reduce subluxations in a three-month-old infant. Further research is necessary in this area. 

Key Words: Infantile colic, chiropractic, adjustment, vertebral subluxation, spinal manipulation   

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