Traumatic births and colic: What’s the connection? Part 2 of 2

Colic, Traumatic Birth, Baby, CryingLast time we looked at case study involving an eight week old with colic. Today we look at other research demonstrating the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the health of newborns.

First of all it is important for parents to understand that when adjusting newborns, forces used are very gentle. And there is great evidence suggesting that chiropractic may be effective in treating a wide range of childhood ailments, including colic.

Research supports the expanding acceptance that there exists a vital relationship between the spine and the proper function of visceral organs and systems. Lewit observed the effects of compromised neural integrity, due to blocked nerves at the spine upon vital functions of the body.

Hipperson reported on a case study in which a 7-week old male infant was diagnosed with colic, reflux, and sleep disturbances. It was noted in the case history that this infant had a traumatic birth and went into distress during the final hour. The baby received chiropractic care three times a week for three weeks. After the fourth visit, symptoms of colic significantly decreased and sleeping habits improved. After seven visits, the reflux had resolved.

Klougart et alconducted a prospective multicenter study involving 316 infants with colic. The study found 94% of the participants improved following chiropractic care. The authors concluded that chiropractic care is effective in treating infantile colic. These are two examples of the many studies which have shown the positive effect of chiropractic spinal adjustments for the condition of infantile colic.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at

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