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Researching Chiropractic: Rheumatoid Arthritis & Parkinson’s Disease

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 positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication and drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that affects a 28-year-old woman. 

It is classified as a disorder with an unknown cause and is considered to be incurable. Apart from RA, she also experienced symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, pain in the toes, and occasional double vision. To manage her symptoms, she was taking 500mg of NaproxenT multiple times a day and using moist heat on the affected joint.

After receiving care for 12 weeks, she no longer needed to take the prescription medications Methotrexate or Naproxen for her joint pain. Her symptoms of fatigue, swollen and painful joints, difficulty sleeping, headaches, dizziness, blurred or double vision, chest pain, frequent colds or flu, and digestive problems had significantly decreased.

At the time of this case study, she continues to receive care for her condition. (1)

A woman who is 58 years old is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. She experiences tremors in her right hand at rest, weakness in her right arm, and sluggish body movements. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease was made one year before she started chiropractic care.

Over one year of care, she has seen significant improvements. Her muscle strength has increased, her range of motion in her neck has improved, and her neck and upper back muscles have become more relaxed. She has also noticed improvements in her resting tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and weakness in her right arm. As a result, she has resumed daily walks for exercise. (2)

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  1. Brown D, Korten J. Improvement Following Subluxation-Based Corrective Chiropractic Care in a 28-Year-Old Female Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2023. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 24, 2023 ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 141-149
  2. Coutinho K, Shuford M. Improved Health Outcomes in a 58-Year-Old Female Patient with Parkinson’s Disease Following Chiropractic Management Utilizing Diversified Technique: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2023 Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 2, 2023 ~ Vol. 2023 ~ Pp. 130-140..    

RESEARCHING CHIROPRACTIC: Migraines, Hypnic Headaches, Ear Infections, Tic Douloureux

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 positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication and drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? Probably most of them.

Migraine and Hypnic Headaches.

For 15 years, a 59-year-old woman had been experiencing migraines and hypnic headaches, which occur during sleep, along with nausea and skin rashes. Migraines are a significant global health concern with a prevalence of 10%, ranking seventh in leading causes of disability. Hypnic headaches, however, are less common. Despite taking prescription drugs RelpaxT, TylenolT, and receiving massages for her migraines, the patient found no relief. It’s worth noting that the patient’s mother also experienced the same issues during menopause. After three months of twice-a-week chiropractic care, followed by six weeks of once-a-week visits, the patient found relief from her headaches and experienced additional health improvements. (1)

Neck pain, Ear Infections, and headaches in a young girl.

A 9½-year-old girl went to a chiropractic clinic because of chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. Upon examination of her cervical spine, the doctors found hyperlordosis, hypertonicity of paraspinal musculature, lymphadenopathy, decreased ROM, positive orthopedic tests, and chiropractic subluxations. She was scheduled to receive three treatments per week for three weeks, and afterward, her otolaryngologist reported a 95% reduction in her hearing loss. Her scheduled tympanostomy tube surgery was canceled due to her improved condition. (2)

Tic douloureux. 

A 62-year-old woman had suffered from an intense, persistent, and often disabling form of facial pain known as “tic douloureux,” or Trigeminal neuralgia, for two years. Commonly referred to as the “suicide disease” due to its extreme pain, the woman had endured three separate car accidents in the past 27 years before the onset of symptoms; however, they did not appear until after a dental procedure on a wisdom tooth on the right side of her face. To alleviate her suffering, the woman had tried numerous prescription drugs and alternative supplements prescribed by multiple physicians and specialists, spending over $9,000 of her own money in the process. After receiving 26 chiropractic adjustments, the patient reported a significant reduction in the frequency and duration of her pain. (3)

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  1. Niddery E, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic migraines and hypnic headaches in a 59-year-old female: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 2, 2019:117-126
  2. O’Connor K, Schneider G, Alcantara J. Resolution of otitis media, improvement in hearing & avoidance of myringotomy tubes following chiropractic care in a child: a case report & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2014;3:47-54.
  3. Cramer J, Persky A. Reduction of chronic trigeminal neuralgia following upper cervical specific chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. September 9, 2019:56-62.

RESEARCHING CHIROPRACTIC: Bedwetting

Researching Chiropractic. How many people who are suffering, reliant on medication on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them.

Bedwetting in an 8-year-old Child: A Chiropractic Perspective

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Bedwetting, medically known as nocturnal enuresis, is a common concern among parents. While many children outgrow this phase by age 5, some continue to experience it beyond that age. In the context of an 8-year-old child, bedwetting can be particularly distressing for both the child and the parents, often leading to embarrassment and frustration. While various causes can lead to bedwetting, from developmental delays to urinary tract infections, a chiropractic approach offers a unique perspective.

From a chiropractic standpoint, the spine plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of the body. Misalignments, or subluxations, in the lumbar spine, may interfere with the nerves that control bladder function. When these nerve pathways are impeded, it can reduce bladder control, potentially leading to nocturnal enuresis.

A study by Reed et al. (1994) found a significant relationship between bedwetting and vertebral subluxations, suggesting that chiropractic care might benefit children suffering from nocturnal enuresis (1). In the study, many children who received chiropractic adjustments experienced a marked reduction or complete resolution of their bedwetting symptoms.

While chiropractic care is not a guaranteed cure for bedwetting, it presents a non-invasive, drug-free approach that may benefit some children. If your child is struggling with nocturnal enuresis, it’s essential to consult with a professional chiropractor to determine if this approach is right for your child.

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1. Reed, W. R., Beavers, S., Reddy, S. K., & Kern, G. (1994). Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 17(9), 596-600.   

Researching Chiropractic: Migraines, Drop Attacks, & Seizures

Researching Chiropractic. How many people who are suffering, reliant on medication on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them.

Migraines in a 16-year-old Girl

A 16-year-old girl had been complaining of migraines since kindergarten.  She was experiencing migraines 1-2 times per week, each attack lasting approximately 2-3 hours. Under medical care, she had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), a CT scan (computer axial tomography), and a dental consultation. Nothing was found. 

She consulted with a chiropractor. Chiropractic analysis revealed an atlas (C-1) subluxation. The patient received five adjustments to the atlas. She was able to stop using medications as her headaches reduced to 2-4 per month. (1) 

Drop Attacks on a 23-year-old Man

A 23-year-old male complaining of drop attacks and daily nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, and back pain for five years began chiropractic care.

After one month of care, the patient reported a resolution of drop attacks, daily vomiting, and other symptoms. (2) 

Seizures and Delays in Cognitive Development in a Two-Year-Old Boy

A 2-year-old boy suffered from seizures, behavioral disturbances, and cognitive developmental delays following a head trauma. 

He was experiencing 1-3 seizures per week and sometimes up to 3 seizures per day. In addition, he was combative, angry, and uncooperative with his parents and had a developmental delay in his language use. 

His parents brought the child in for chiropractic care fifteen months after his injury. A chiropractic examination revealed a subluxation of the C1 (atlas) vertebra. The patient had a total of seven visits over a five-and-a-half-month period. 

There was an improvement and eventual cessation of his seizures and an improvement in the patient’s behavior and cognitive development. (3)

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  1. Bernard M, Alcantara J, Pierce, GS. The Care of a Teenage Girl with Migraine Headaches with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 24, 2013 ~ Pages 14-19.
  2. Berner N, Meuleman CJ. Drop Attacks, Daily Vomiting & Headaches Resolved Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ July 3, 2023. Pages 13-22 Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, Volume 2023
  3. Komarek AJ, Tedder N, Tedder A, Cessation of Seizures, Behavioral Disturbances and Improvement in Cognitive Developmental Delay Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in a 2-Year-Old: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ May 14, 2015, Pages 14-18.

Researching Chiropractic: Tourette’s, Ear Infections, Meniere’s Disease

Researching Chiropractic. How many people who are suffering, reliant on medication on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them.


Tourette’s Syndrome in a nine-year-old boy

The child suffered from Tourette’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, asthma, insomnia, and headaches since age 7. 

Forceps were used during his delivery. He was fully vaccinated. His medications included AlbuterolT, DepakoteT, WellbutrinT, and AdderallT. 

Chiropractic care corrected and stabilized the patient’s subluxation. After six weeks of care, all six conditions were no longer present, and all medications were discontinued, except for a half-dose of WellbutrinT. 

After five months of care, all symptoms remained absent. (1) 

Head tilt, ear infections, and other problems in a seven-month-old boy

This is the case of a 7-month-old boy with significant head tilt from birth, ear infections, flattening of the left side of his face, spitting up 15 times per day, projectile vomiting (about once each week), and muscle spasms. The child cried frequently and rarely laughed. 

Chiropractic adjustments were performed three times a week for three months. After five months of chiropractic care, the child’s head tilt and associated muscle spasms were absent, dramatically improving the child’s general demeanor. Regurgitation became much less frequent, with some residual facial asymmetry remaining. (2) 

Meniere’s disease (MD) in a forty-eight-year-old woman

Forty-eight-year-old woman, a retired registered nurse, was diagnosed with right unilateral Meniere’s Disease (MD) in 1995 that started going bilateral in 1998. Her symptoms included multiple vertigo episodes with nausea and vomiting (including drop attacks), low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus, and pain. Other MD symptoms include dizziness, imbalance, hearing distortion, hyperacusis, nystagmus, BPPV, brain fog, severe sweating, severe depression, anxiety with panic attacks, IBS, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, headaches, chronic fatigue, eustachian tube dysfunction, neck, and low back pain.

Chiropractic care consisted of twelve visits over six days. All her complaints were resolved except hearing loss though it did improve. She returned for a reevaluation four years later. All of her complaints continued to resolve except for partial hearing loss. (3) 

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  1. Elster E. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care For A Nine-Year-Old Male With Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Asthma, Insomnia, and Headaches: A Case Report July 12, 2003, p 1-11 J of Vertebral Subluxation Research 
  2. Toto BJ. Chiropractic correction of congenital muscular torticollis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1993:16(8):556-559.
  3. Resolution of Long Standing Intractable Bilateral Meniere’s Disease & Multiple Health Challenges Following Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care: A Case Report.  Burcon MT, Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ March 21, 2023,  ~ Pages 1-12