A new review suggests manipulative therapies may be beneficial
December 17, 2012 – Infantile colic can be distressing to parents whose infant is inconsolable during crying episodes. Colic is often defined by the “rule of three”: crying for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, and for longer than three weeks in an infant who is well-fed and otherwise healthy, according to the American Physician.
Colic is considered a benign disorder because the symptoms usually vanish by age the age of five or six months. Parents who think their infant cries excessively may seek a physician’s help.
If your baby has colic it has been generally suggested that low velocity manipulative techniques as used in chiropractic may reduce the symptoms associated with infantile colic especially in crying time.
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A new systemic review, published Dec. 12 in the Cochrane Library, evaluated the results of studies designed to address the efficacy of manipulative therapies (specifically, chiropractic, osteopathy and cranial manipulation) for infantile colic in infants less than six months of age, according to the reviews objective.
After searching data basis such as ClinicalTrials.gov and ICTRP (May 2012), MEDLINE (1948 to April Week 3 2012), and contacted over 90 chiropractic and osteopathic institutions around the world, six studies were identified for inclusion in the review that represented 325 infants.
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Source: Science Daily