Researching Chiropractic: VBAC and breech, neck pain, & Cystic fibrosis
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? Probably most of them.
Do you know anyone who is suffering from any of these conditions? Please share this article with them. Maybe we can help.
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VBAC and breech position
A 28-year old woman who was 39 weeks pregnant had her unborn child in a breech position (transverse lie). This was her 3rd pregnancy-the second ended in a Cesarean section.
Chiropractic adjustments for vertebral subluxations relaxed and opened her pelvis, permitting the baby to turn into a non-breech position. The mother was able to experience a natural, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with no complications. (1)
Radiating neck pain, headache and dizziness
A 49-year-old man was suffering from neck pain that was radiating into his upper arms. He said the pain was constant, severe, sharp and aching. The pains limited his ability to turn his head, caused vertigo looking over his shoulder and caused numbness into his right hand. He also had problems lifting objects, reaching overhead, showering or bathing, bending over, lying down, sleeping and decreased work performance due to his neck pain.
Over-the-counter drugs and heat packs only temporarily relieved his symptoms. A chiropractic analysis revealed numerous vertebral subluxations that were corrected on every visit.
After one month of chiropractic care he reported 90% relief of neck pain and a complete resolution of hand numbness. After 6 months of chiropractic care his neck pain was nearly completely resolved; his headaches, vertigo and hand numbness were completely resolved. The patient stated he noticed his posture had improved and his energy level had increased. (2)
Cystic fibrosis in a 34-year-old woman
A 34-year-old woman who was medically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at age 24, presented for chiropractic care. CF is considered a genetic disease.
She suffered from difficulty breathing from chronic upper respiratory and sinus infections every 2-3 months and was prescribed antibiotics. She reported that after taking the antibiotics her CF symptoms got worse. She also described a poor quality of life and sleep disturbances due to her CF symptoms.
Chiropractic analysis revealed vertebral subluxations at the following spinal levels: C1, C6, T5 and L5. Her subluxations were adjusted.
After 6 months of chiropractic care she reported decreased use of antibiotics, improvement in her quality of life with easier breathing, better sleeping and decreased incidence of recurrent infections. (3)
- Stone-McCoy P, McNeill S. Resolution of transverse lie presentation confirmed by ultrasound & successful VBAC in a pregnant woman undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. July 15, 2019:82-86.
- Radcliffe M, Oakley P, Radcliffe T et al. Resolution of cervicogenic radiculopathy, neck pain, headaches & vertigo following reduction of subluxation, lateral head translation and forward head posture in a 49-year-old male: a CBP® case report with 10-month follow up. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. October 29, 2019;133-140.
- Stone-McCoy P, Smith AL, Alcantara J. Improvements in quality of life & sleep along with decreased infections & antibiotic use in a patient with cystic fibrosis: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 11, 2019:158-161.
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