Journal: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2008;31(6):419-422
Authors: Miller JE, Benfield K
Summary: Miller et al examined 781 pediatric patients under 3 years of age (73.5% of whom were under 13 weeks) who received a total of 5242 chiropractic treatments at a chiropractic teaching clinic in England from 2002-2004[i]. There were no serious adverse effects (reaction lasting >24 hours or needing hospital care) over the three-year study period. There were 7 reported minor adverse effects, such as transient crying or interrupted sleep. Though the study was not examining effectiveness, it is interesting to note that 85% of the parents reported improvement in their children’s symptoms.