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Researching Chiropractic: Chronic headaches, constipation, and autism

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception and have included papers published in various bio-medical and chiropractic journals.

There seems to be no end to the conditions that respond to chiropractic care – physical as well as psychological.

That is because chiropractic does not “treat” a particular condition. Chiropractic care “treats” or, more accurately, “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.

No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations.

Chronic headache in an eight-year-oldheadache young girl

An 8-year old boy who suffered from chronic headaches for two years was brought in for chiropractic care. The headaches were described as sharp and throbbing, worse with noise, better when lying down, and located in the frontal skull area and occasionally lasted an entire day. He also suffered from sore throat, fatigue, queasiness, aches, pains and dizziness.

His parents brought him to a neurologist, psychologist and nutritionist with limited health improvements.

 The child was adjusted over a  20 monthperiod. Initially his cervical x-ray showed a flat spine – there was no curve. After 6 months of care his cervical lordosis (curve) was near normal for his age. His headaches and other symptoms resolved.

Chronic constipation in a childconstipation 2

A 7-year-old-boy presented for care with complaints of chronic constipation, headaches and neck pain. The boy had suffered from constipation since the age of three. At age 5, MDs prescribed enemas (three times per week) but this gave only temporary relief. By age 6, stool softeners and the laxative MiraLAX® were prescribed. Three to four weeks prior to chiropractic care, the boy had bowel movements of once per week.    The child was adjusted over a 10 week period. The mother reported that her son had bowel movements of 5-6 times per week without the need for laxatives.

Two autism cases

Case one involves a 20-year-old autistic male who displayed aggressive behavior towards others. Case two involves a 17-year-old autistic female who abused herself.

Both patients received a trial of chiropractic care for 5 and 4 months respectively with visit frequency of once per week. Both patients responded favorably to chiropractic care with the male patient decreasing in aggressive behavior and the female patient decreasing in self-abuse and improving in socialization.

 Please share with someone you know who might be encourages to help with any of these issues through gentle chiropractic care. 


Researching Chiropractic: Autism, Seizures and Vaginal birth (after Cesarean)

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.

Improvement in a child with autism following chiropractic careautism

A 6-year-old autistic boy with aggressive behavior, hindered social and physical activities, poor eating habits and sleep difficulties was brought in for chiropractic care. The boy was previously diagnosed with autism by a neurologist.

The child was assessed for vertebral subluxations and his subluxations were addressed. He had 15 visits to correct his subluxations over a 6-week period..

The child improved in the following ways: he would fall asleep in less time after being put to bed and his sleep quality and sleep time increased. His aggressive behavior decreased and he exhibited increases in alertness, focus and school work. The parents were especially happy to see their child was able to discontinue use of prescription medications he had been prescribed. (1)

Vaginal birth after multiple cesareanscesarean section

A 39-year-old woman wanted to have a vaginal birth after three prior caesarean sections. She was referred for chiropractic care initially for pregnancy-related low back pain. However, she was pleased to know that chiropractic care could increase her chances.

Following the spinal examination, specific chiropractic adjustments were initiated. She came in for 14 visits over an 8-week period prior to giving birth.

The woman was happy to deliver her baby vaginally.(2)

Resolution of seizures in a 20-year-old maleseizures

A 20-year-old man had been suffering from seizures of “unknown origin.” The seizures had been occurring for the prior 10 months. He was also reporting anger and aggression. He reported having night tremors and waking up multiple times per night.

The seizures were so bad that he was hospitalized three times over the course of a one-year period. He also suffered from severe neck and low back pain.

A case history and physical examination including spinal and structural analysis revealed right head flexion and left posterior pelvis rotation as well as moderate to severe muscle spasms in every area of the spine with limited range of motion and pain/tenderness. After the analysis subluxation-based chiropractic care (spinal adjustments) were initiated.

After the patient’s first week of chiropractic adjustments, he reported that he no longer experienced any seizures, he also reported sleeping better. The patient remained seizure-free and was eventually taken off all seizure medications by his neurologist after 13 weeks of chiropractic care. (3)

  1. Boman C, Wasem A.Improvement in a child with autism following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxations: case study & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;3:109-118.
  2. Stone-McCoy P, Speller A.Vaginal birth after multiple cesareans following subluxation-based chiropractic care: case study & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic.2017;3:119-127.
  3. Hafer J, Foltz J.Resolution of seizures in a 20-year-old male following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.July 20, 2017:122-130.

Autism in The Non-Vaccinated

The younger the baby at first vaccinations, the greater the chances of autism.autism in the non-vaccinated

A US government whistleblower revealed that researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have known for many years that vaccines cause autism but hid the information from the public. Also, the younger the baby at first vaccinations, the greater the chances of autism. The US government has finally admitted that vaccines cause autism in the Department of Justice “Vaccine Court.” However, there are also cases of children with autism and similar symptoms who were not vaccinated. How can there be autism in the non-vaccinated? (1)

Nearly all disease is multi-factorial

This means that many factors can go into its cause. For example, although a population of children may be exposed to the same vaccine toxins, children may have different abilities to rid their body of toxins or detoxify. Some children can remove the lead and other toxic chemicals better than others. But there’s another source of toxicity – the mother.

From their mother?

Newborns receive toxins from their mother before birth. Analysis of a pregnant woman’s blood and her umbilical cord blood shows that mothers detoxify through their babies. Depending on how toxic she may be from a lifetime of exposure to vaccines, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides and pollution of all kinds, her baby will receive more or less toxins.

For that reason, it is essential that all women who are considering getting pregnant be tested for toxicity and if necessary begin a detoxification program. The baby will thank you.

In addition, giving a child TylenolT (especially after vaccination) and/or antibiotics as well as exposure to other toxins can weaken a child’s ability to detoxify. Intestinal problems are one symptom:

Autism is primarily a disorder of the brain, but research suggests that as many as nine out of 10 individuals with the condition also suffer from gastrointestinal problems such as inflammatory bowel disease and ‘leaky gut’. Restoring proper microbial balance could alleviate some of the disorder’s behavioral symptoms. (1) 

Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD discovered that nearly all mothers of autistic children have abnormal gut flora (newborns inherit their gut flora from their mothers). Damaged gut flora weakens the immune system, causing toxins to leak into the brain leading to:

  • attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • autism
  • other conditions

Dr. McBride developed the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program to heal the gut lining, improve detoxification, balance body chemistry and even reverse autism. She found that fermented foods help brain health by improving intestinal health. For information on GAPS go to www.westonaprice.org.

Fermented foods may be particularly relevant to the emerging research linking traditional dietary practices and positive mental health … may mitigate inflammation and oxidative stress may be controlled … may also influence brain health. (2)

  1. Moyer MW. Gut bacteria may play a role in autism. Scientific American. August 14, 2014;25(5).
  2. Selhub EM, Logan AC, Bested AC. Fermented foods, microbiota, and mental health: ancient practice meets nutritional psychiatry. J Physiol Anthropol. 2014;33(1):2.

Researching Chiropractic: Case studies in Low Back Pain, GERD, Ear Infections, and Autism

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our website and 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, or facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

Please pass this along to anyone who might be dealing with, or have children suffering from:

  • Low back pain
  • GERD
  • Ear Inections
  • Autism

Low Back Paincase-studies-low-back-pain

Low back pain in an 8-year-old. The boy had been suffering from low back pain for two years. Various indicators for an upper cervical subluxation were found. The Blair upper cervical chiropractic technique was used to identify vertebral subluxations using specific radiographs. He received 5 months of chiropractic care using an upper cervical technique to correct the vertebral subluxation. He reported resolution of his middle and low back complaint. (1)

GERD and Chiropractic Carecase-studies-gerd

Improvement of GERD. A 37-year-old man had a two-year history of:

  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • mid-back (thoracic) pain
  • neck (cervical) and thoracic vertebral subluxations

When the patient began chiropractic care he received 12 spinal adjustments over the span of 3.5 months to specifically correct his cervical and thoracic vertebrae subluxations. He experienced a reduction in frequency of GERD symptoms and vertebral subluxations. He was able to maintain a less restrictive diet and remain asymptomatic and reported both quality of mental and physical health as improved and is currently satisfied with his condition. (2)

 Ear infection in a two-year-oldcase-studies-ear-infections

A 2-year-old girl was suffering from constant ear infections and fever. She started suffering when she was one month old, and since then had constant and regular antibiotics. When she came in for chiropractic care the MDs were recommending ear-tube surgery.

The goal of her chiropractic care was to assess, locate and reduce her vertebral subluxations so that her body would function closer to its optimum. After 36 visits, her otitis media was completely resolved, antibiotic use ceased and she never had ear-tube surgery. (3)

Autism and chiropractic case-studies-autism

Four children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental issues were given chiropractic care using techniques to specifically release stress on the brain and meningeal system. All four children showed measurable improvement not just in physical abilities but also in social engagement. (4)

Do you know someone who could benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Please pass along this information and encourage them to make an appointment today!

1.Herman CA. Resolution of low back pain in an 8-year-old following Blair upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. July 28, 2016:24-30.

2.Madill J. Improvement of GERD following chiropractic care: a case study and selective review of literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. July 11, 2016:53-60.

3.Steinberg B, Doerr A. Resolution of chronic otitis media, constipation & sleep disturbance following adjustment of subluxations in a 2-year-old child: a case study & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:75-79.

4.Rubin D, Wilson H, Harward R. Improvement in autistic behaviors following chiropractic care: the application of polyvagal theory and its relationship to pediatric chiropractic. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:80-83.