Researching Chiropractic: Urinary incontinence, Return of hearing, Kidney problems

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.

Urinary incontinence in an older woman.Untitled design - 2021-08-30T164257.772

A 75-year-old woman suffering from chronic urinary incontinence (involuntary leakages from the bladder) began chiropractic care. This is a too-often condition in the elderly. Her incontinence began after she had been injured in an accident and had a surgical mesh procedure. She had to urinate as often as three times per night for the previous six years greatly impairing her ability to sleep peacefully. 

Chiropractic examination (which included X-rays) revealed the woman had vertebral subluxations in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine. Her chiropractic care consisted of 36 weekly visits. She had a complete resolution of her urinary incontinence. She was happy to report that she was now able to sleep through the night. (1)

Return of hearing in a young girl. Untitled design - 2021-08-30T164324.240

A 9-year-old girl was brought in by her parents for chiropractic care for her bronchitis, upper back pain, headaches, and left ear hearing loss. Her medical doctor diagnosed her with bronchitis; an ear, nose, throat, and allergy specialist performed an audiogram which showed sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) on the left that was considered to be a birth defect (congenital). The girl received a hearing aid in her left ear and was given preferential seating in school.

The patient received chiropractic adjustments in her upper cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) spinal regions. The next day at school, she noticed that she was able to hear without the use of her hearing aid. Her mother tested her later that evening by whispering to her into her left ear. Her hearing was normal. (2)

Kidney problems and chiropractic.Untitled design - 2021-08-30T164403.292

A 42-year-old man began chiropractic care. His initial complaints were of neck, lower back, and right pelvic pain. Each of his pain locations was rated as a 7, on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worst pain ever. He also experienced numbness in his right arm into his right pinky, as well as right shoulder pain. 

He was medically diagnosed with abnormal kidney function as his blood analysis revealed elevated serum creatinine levels and decreased glomerular filtration rate. He reported that the low back and pelvis pain has been present for almost 30 years when he suffered injuries playing high school football. He was taking Lisinopril® and Bisoprolol® to help manage his high blood pressure and Crestor® for cholesterol. Prior to seeking chiropractic care, he went to medical doctors for his back and neck pain, with improvements reported.

His first chiropractic adjustment was to his cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) spinal segments, sacrum, and cranium. He reported a dramatic improvement in all pain complaints, a reduction in serum creatinine levels, and an improved glomerular filtration rate following 6 months of care. (3)

Do you know anyone suffering from these things?

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  1. Fedorchuk C, Simon D. Resolution of urinary incontinence in a 75-year-old female undergoing chiropractic care for correction of vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 18, 2021:36-42.
  2. Briegel L, Briegel L. Resolution of sensorineural hearing loss in a 9-year-old child following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. J Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. April 28, 2021:26-31.
  3. DiNardo AM, Stotz B. Normalization of serum creatinine levels, estimated glomerular filtration rate & dysautonomia following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 15, 2020:171-177


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