Journal: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2009;32(8):635-638
Authors: Miller JE, Phillips HL
Summary: Research has shown that children who were colicky as infants suffer from poor behavior and disturbed sleep as toddlers. Miller et al performed a survey of parents of 117 such toddlers who had received chiropractic care as infants vs. 111 who had not received chiropractic care[iv]. They found the treated toddlers were twice as likely not to experience long-term sequelae of infantile colic, such as temper tantrums and frequent nocturnal waking. In other words, colicky infants who had received chiropractic care were twice as likely to sleep well and experience less temper tantrums in their toddler years.