Australian chiropractor stirs controversy after cracking back of newborn baby

An Australian chiropractor has sparked debate and controversy after sharing a video of him cracking the back of a crying four-day-old baby.

In the video, the chiropractor is seen holding the baby girl before he stretches out her body - followed by a loud crack and crying.

In the video, the chiropractor is seen holding the baby girl before he stretches out her body - followed by a loud crack and crying. Photo: YouTube
In the video, the chiropractor is seen holding the baby girl before he stretches out her body - followed by a loud crack and crying. Photo: YouTube

He then begins to explain to the parents the cause of the baby's distress.

"When you see the patients returned with these children, they always report that the child is just so much more comfortable, they sleep so much better, they eat so much better,' the chiropractor sys in the video.

Dr Frank Jones, president of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, believes the treatment of the colic-suffering baby was 'cruel'. Photo: YouTube
Dr Frank Jones, president of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, believes the treatment of the colic-suffering baby was 'cruel'. Photo: YouTube

But Dr Frank Jones, president of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, believes the treatment of the colic-suffering baby was 'cruel'.

"Well I think that this is an unnecessary and seemingly almost cruel process that there is actually no evidence to support," Dr Jones told MailOnline.

"Why would you ever ever do that?

"It should not be advertised, it should not be practiced.

"There is actually no evidence whatsoever that manipulating the spine makes any difference to things such as colic or asthma,"

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