J Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics 2000; 4 (1): 245-247
Objective: To discuss chiropractic care of an infant with symptoms of colic and breastfeeding difficulties. This paper also discusses colic subsequent to the administration of the second Hepatitis vaccination.
Design: A private chiropractic office
Outcome Measure: Improvement was determined by the observations of the mother and clinical findings of the chiropractors.
Results: Immediate improvement of infant's symptoms following the first adjustment with complete resolution within five days. A recurrence, with exacerbated presentation, (as reported by the mother) was noted within three hours of the infant receiving his second Hepatitis B vaccine. Immediate remission was not observed nor was the infant able to remain subluxation free during the stress-reaction phase described by Scheibner. However, complete remission of symptoms and the ability of the infant to remain subluxation free occurred once the infant was past that acute reaction phase.
Conclusion: It is impossible to generalize the results of a single case to the population of patients with colic. However, this case study raises important issues regarding the role of chiropractic care in infants with colic, and the possible complicating factors of vaccinations.
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