A case study of a 3 month old female suffering from colic with sleep interruption and appetite decrease is presented. Favorable outcome was realized with adjustment of the child's spine. The results were obtained from direct observation and involvement of both parents and from interviews at each treatment. Specific Adjustments to T7 and the upper cervical area relieved symptoms of infantile colic in a relatively short period of time. The patient received three adjustments with approximately a two week period of time in between adjustments.
Pluhar GR; Schobert PD; Vertebral Subluxation and Colic: A Case Study. J Chiro Research and Clin Invest 1991; 7(3):75-6
In a retrospective uncontrolled questionnaire study of 132 infants colic, 91% of the parents reported an improvement, which occured after an average of two to three manipulations, and one week after the treatment started.
Nilsson N; Infant Colic And Chiropractic. Eur J Chiropr 1985; 33(4): 264-265.
A prospective, uncontrolled study of 316 infants suffering from infantile colic and selected according to well-defined criteria shows a satisfactory result of spinal manipulative therapy in 94% of the cases. The median age of the infants was 5.7 wk at the beginning of the treatment. The results were evaluated by analysis of a diary continuously kept by the mother and an assessment file comprised by interview. The study was carried out as a multicenter study lasting 3 months and involving 73 chiropractors in 50 clinics. The results occurred within 2 wk and after an average of three treatments.
Klougart N, Nilsson N, Jacobsen J. Infantile colic treated by chiropractors: a prospective study of 316 cases. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 12 (4): 281-288 (Aug 1989)