Infantile colic treated by chiropractors: a prospective study of 316 cases

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989 Aug;12(4):281-8.


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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child Behavior
  • Chiropractic*
  • Colic / therapy*
  • Crying
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Prospective Studies
  • Spine
  • Time Factors