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Case Study


Resolution of Colic, Constipation and Sleep Disturbance in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation


Sean Batte MS, DC Bio 


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 1-5

Objective: To report on resolution of colic, constipation and sleep disturbance in a male infant undergoing chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxations.


Clinical Features: Two week old male with history of excessive crying, abdominal distension, constipation, gas and disordered sleep. Objective indicators of vertebral subluxation identified via Logan Basic Technique.


Interventions and Outcomes: Logan Basic chiropractic technique was directed at reducing vertebral subluxations in the pelvis, lumbar and cervical spine. The child experienced a bowel movement immediately following the first adjustment with regular schedule of bowel movements commencing after the 16th adjustment. Excessive crying additionally resolved around this same time period and his sleep improved. Indicators of vertebral subluxation reduced concomitant with symptomology.  


Conclusion: The case of a two week old male with a history of colic, constipation, sleep disturbance and excessive crying is presented. Resolution of all presenting complaints was achieved following the introduction of chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxations. Additional research on gastrointestinal disorders in children and chiropractic is warranted.


Key Words: Chiropractic, constipation, vertebral subluxation, colic, Logan Basic Technique, adjustment, manipulation, Webster’s technique

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