Chiropractic Showed Improved Results For Infantile Colic

by Administrator 20. September 2010 09:02

Infantile Colic or simply Colic refers to a situation, where a newly born baby cries frequently or screams for extended hours without any specific reason. This is more commonly found in breastfed and bottle-fed babies and usually gets noticed in the first two weeks after birth. The baby usually cries for more than 3 hours a day and spits up after feeding. The Colic may be caused because the baby’s nervous system is immature, swallows air while feeding and has allergies to some food like milk. The fussiness of crying is alarming for both the parents and the physicians. Therefore, the scientists have always tried to find out how Infantile Colic could be cured.

To know what could be the proper treatment of Colic, scientists at National Health Service in Ballerup in Copenhagen, Denmark conducted a research or study on 50 infants which were diagnosed with Colic. Half of the infants were administered a drug called dimethicon while the rest of them were given Chiropractic treatment. In the study of 50 infants, it was found that the group which was administered drug showed bad results. It was found that after 8 to 10 day of study, the infants who were given Chiropractic therapy improved to 2.7 hours of less crying and the infants on which drugs were administered showed one hour of less crying.

The above mentioned research study was published in December 1998 issue of Country Living's Healthy Living. The article also focused on a case study where a mom whose baby was suffering from Colic describes how her baby got cured with six sessions of 20 minutes with a Chiropractor. This was proved by another recent study conducted in South Africa, where a group of infants who received Chiropractic care recovered upto 93% within the two-week period and Colic was not repeated in any one of them.

These studies around the globe show that Chiropractic therapy is far more useful than using dimethicon drugs to treat Colic in new born babies. For more information on how Chiropractic care can help you in various medical conditions, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at 254.698.1600

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