Are chiropractic treatments effective for gastrointestinal disorders?

Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence.

First, the details.

  • Clinical studies of any type of chiropractic treatment for any type of gastrointestinal problem, except infant colic, were included.
  • 2 studies were found and reviewed.

And, the results.

  • There is no supportive evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders.

The bottom line?

See above.

2/10/11 21:13 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.