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Immediate Resolution of Constipation in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care:  A Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature

Ian Kim Bio, Keith Hammond DC  Bio, Joel Alcantara DC Bio, Kelly Holt BSc (Chiro),  PDGipHSc  Bio   


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 61-65




Objective: To describe the history, treatment, and the positive outcome of chiropractic care in an infant with constipation.

Clinical features: A 3-week-old boy was presented by his mother with complaints of constipation since birth. 

Intervention and outcome: The patient received chiropractic adjustments (Diversified Technique) to address subluxations at the atlas, thoracic spine, and sacrum. The patient’s mother reported an immediate, dramatic improvement in the patient's bowel function following the first chiropractic adjustment. Consistent normal bowel function after each feeding was reported thereafter. 

Conclusion: This case report suggests that further research is required to better understand if chiropractic care may be beneficial for infants suffering from constipation.

Key words: Constipation, chiropractic, infant, pediatric, vertebral subluxation

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