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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: 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

Researching Chiropractic: Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis, & Meniere’s Disease

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There is no limit to the health problems that respond positively to chiropractic care. 

Fibromyalgia in a 64-year-old

A 64-year-old woman with fibromyalgia was medically diagnosed 6 years before beginning chiropractic care. In addition, she complained of sleep apnea, loss of coordination, glaucoma, degenerative disc disease, and changes in bowel habits. 

Using X-ray and other tools, an upper cervical subluxation was discovered at her atlas (C1) vertebrae. 

She received upper cervical care for three months. At the time of this study, she reported 80% relief from symptoms and an improvement in energy level. (1)

Scoliosis in a 10-year-old girl

This was the patient’s first time under chiropractic care. Analysis revealed a 16.2-degree right thoracolumbar scoliosis, measured from her 12th thoracic vertebra to her 6th lumbar vertebra.

She was adjusted for three months. X-rays, taken at 3 months, showed a 28.4% improvement in her scoliosis (a decrease of 4.6 degrees). (2)

Meniere’s Disease 

A forty-eight-year-old woman, a retired registered nurse, was diagnosed with right unilateral Meniere’s Disease (MD). Her symptoms included many episodes of dizziness with nausea and vomiting as well as drop attacks. She also had low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus, and a sense of ear fullness with pain. 

Chiropractic care consisted of twelve visits over six days. She returned for a reevaluation four months later. All her complaints were relieved, except hearing loss, though it did improve. (3) 

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Sources:

  1. Bennett CB, Tedder NT. Improvement in a Patient with Fibromyalgia Following Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific Care: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Issue 1, March 15, 2012, Pp. 27-30
  2. Michael T. Burcon. Resolution of Long Standing Intractable Bilateral Meniere’s Disease & Multiple Health Challenges Following Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care: A Case Report Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, Volume 2023Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ March 21, 2023  ~ Pages 1-6
  3. Fedorchuk C, Wetterlin JK, McCoy M. Correction of Subluxation Using CBP Technique and Improvement of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report

Researching Chiropractic: Correcting issues in toddlers

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. How many people suffering, on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?   Probably most of them.

Autism in a 3-year-old

The child was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. He had delayed developmental milestones, an inability to eat solid foods, was unable to gain weight, and had a limited vocabulary of a few words. Additionally, he had an aversion to being touched, had sleep deprivation, and suffered from constipation. Past history included a difficult pregnancy, labor, and delivery for the patient’s mother. The child was fully vaccinated. 

Vertebral subluxations were found upon examination and corrected by the chiropractor. 

By his third chiropractic visit, he was comfortable with the doctor touching him and his parents reported that he is not usually comfortable with even his grandmother touching him. His parents reported that he had been trying to say his first words and had improvements in constipation, behavior, and sleep habits.

Adjustments continued and over a 2-month period, the child continued improvements in sleep patterns, behavior, sensitivity to touch, expansion of vocabulary, constipation, and retained primitive reflexes following chiropractic adjustments. The patient continues chiropractic care. (1)

A two-year-old boy with Developmental Delays and Otitis Media

A two-year-old boy was first brought in for chiropractic care because of an altered ability to crawl and developmental delays. He also had a middle ear infection with effusion (OME). His birth had been traumatic and he had been fully vaccinated.

Positive responses to care began after six visits. His mother reported he began climbing a lot more and that he also had started using pronouns. He began pointing to things and tried to say the name of them. His vocabulary had exploded since beginning chiropractic care. The child’s speech and movement improved after being adjusted over a two-year period. His ear infection resolved. (2) 

A Five-Year-Old with Sensory Modulation Disorder and Constipation

The patient is a 5-year-old girl with a history of birth trauma, developmental delays, sensory processing, sleep difficulties, and other functional disorders.  The child had been fully immunized.

Following chiropractic adjustments, the patient’s nervous system was able to function at a higher level, resulting in improved bowel function, mood, ability to concentrate and engage with her environment, less-fragmented more-restful sleep, improved mood, and ability to focus. (3) 

Dr Charmaine here: recently had a 2 yr old girl come to the office for digestion and sleeping issues. After her second adjustment, her mom was reporting that she was a much happier child and the initial issues were now resolved.

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Sources:

  1. Drew R, Scupham EM. Improvement in a 3-Year-Old Boy with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Undergoing Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2023 Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ Feb. 1, 2023 ~ Pages 7-13
  2. Adams-Sajdak T, Resolution of Otitis Media & Developmental Delays Following Chiropractic Care in a Boy with Birth Trauma: A Case Study & Review of the Literature Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2023 Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ February 21, 2023 ~ Pages 14-20
  3. Yoshimura R, Lathrop JM. Improvement in Sensory Modulation & Functional Disorders in a Female Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 5, 2015, Pp 108-118.

 

Researching Chiropractic: Meniere’s Disease, Autism, Allergies

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, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them.

A 59-year-old woman with Meniere’s Disease

This woman had left ear hearing loss, extreme vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), brain fog, and pressure in her forehead area.

Medical doctors gave her three steroid injections, but she had no relief.  She sought out chiropractic care as a last resort. 

Upper neck (cervical) subluxations (atlas and axis) were found on analysis. An atlas correction (adjustment) was performed.  She did not need another correction for 72 days!

Her vertigo resolved immediately; her tinnitus went from a 10 to a 2 on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the worst. Her brain fog and forehead pressure went away, and her hearing was restored. 

She was soon able to go for long walks, drive, exercise, and work. Her overall health and well-being greatly improved after being under care. (1) 

Improvement in the language of an autistic boy

A 17-year-old boy with autism, altered behavioral patterns, language deficits, sleeping problems, constipation, and earaches was brought in for chiropractic care. 

He was under care for 24 months during which time chiropractic adjustments to reduce subluxation were administered.  

The patient responded favorably to chiropractic care. He demonstrated a decrease in the frequency of earaches, normalized sleep patterns, and improved language development, behavioral patterns, and digestion. (2) 

Allergies and asthma in a 38-year-old

A 38-year-old woman was suffering from allergy-induced asthma since she was a teenager. She also complained of allergies, chronic sinus issues, headaches, and numbness in her right leg. 

Adjustments were delivered to subluxations within the spine over the course of six months. Various analysis procedures such as surface electromyography (EMG) and thermography (heat reading) were used to monitor her progress. 

After six months of care, the patient reported complete improvement in her asthma and allergies as well as improvement in her other complaints. (3

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  1. Belcher J, Barnes N. Resolution of Meniere’s, and Restoration of Hearing Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation Utilizing Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustment: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2022 ~ December 19, 2022. Pp. 13-15
  2. Herring RD, Marcell JL. Reduction in Autistic Behavior & Improvement in Language Development, Sleeping, Constipation, and Ear Infections in a 17-Year-Old Male Following Chiropractic Care:  A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ December 1, 2022, Pp. 114 -118.
  3. Wozniak J, Kim S. Resolution of Allergic Asthma in a 38-Year-Old Female Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ January 3, 2023, ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 1-10

Researching Chiropractic: Tremors, Breech Baby, Headaches

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, or facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.

Essential tremors in a 75-year-old.

Essential tremors are one of the most common forms of involuntary movement disorders. They are most noticeable when eating and writing. This is not to be confused with Parkinson’s Disease where the patient’s movements occur while they are resting. According to some sources, approximately 5% of people over the age of 65 suffer from essential tremors

In this case, a 75-year-old man was suffering from essential tremors that were getting progressively worse over the prior four years. A chiropractic examination using radiographs (X-rays) and neurologic and orthopedic tests revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

The patient’s subluxations were addressed (adjusted). He had three visits a week for four weeks and then was reevaluated at the 12th visit. 

At the reassessment, the patient reported that his tremors had improved by 50% since beginning care. The patient stated he was now able to write more efficiently and was now able to eat cereal with a spoon more easily. He continues chiropractic care with the hope that his tremors will eventually completely resolve. (1)

Breech Presentation.

A 30-year-old woman who was 39 weeks pregnant had a breech birth presentation (confirmed by ultrasound). She came to chiropractic care. She had never been to a chiropractor before but was referred to a pediatric chiropractic office because of the positive results another patient had seen from getting adjusted while pregnant. 

The Webster Technique was administered to her which consisted of a sacral adjustment and round ligament trigger point release.  The mother noted significant movement from the baby after the second adjustment. The fetal presentation was confirmed to have changed from frank breech to vertex position via an ultrasound done by her OB/GYN.

The patient came in a total of four times and received the exact same adjustment each visit. 

The patient went into labor within 48 hours after her last adjustment and gave birth to a baby girl through normal vaginal birth. There were no complications. (2)

Chronic headaches in a six-year-old. 

A 6-year-old boy had been suffering from chronic headaches for two years. He experienced these headaches every day or every other day. reported experiencing headaches described as stabbing and intense. 

Medical doctors could find no cause and prescriptions for ibuprofen were ineffective.  The pediatrician subsequently referred the patient to the nearest children’s hospital for further medical workup. 

The child was given an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a CT scan (computer tomography) to access the cause.  All findings were negative. Referrals were also made to a “concussion specialist” and a neurologist without much help. The patient and his mother returned to his pediatrician who suggested chiropractic care. 

At the chiropractic office, subluxations were discovered in the child’s cervical spine (neck). The subluxations were corrected (adjusted). The child had10 visits over a 2-month period. After his 5th visit, his headaches disappeared and did not return.  10.6% of children experience headaches and few ever know about or receive chiropractic care. Most are placed on drugs and the cause (the subluxation) is never addressed. (3)

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  1. Bielke S, Britt J. Reduction of Essential Tremors in a 75-Year-Old Male Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 24, 2022 ~ Volume 2022 ~ Pages 71-78
  2. Poirier N, Loranger C. Resolution of Breech Presentation Confirmed by Ultrasound Following Webster Technique: A Case Report & Review of Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ May 13, 2022 ~ Pages 51-56
  3. Olsen R, Alcantara J. Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6-Year-Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Vol 2014, # 4. Pp. 81-86. Dec. 12, 2014

Researching Chiropractic – Food Intolerances, Seizures, Ear Issues

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

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

No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you and they will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month. 

Resolution of Food Intolerances in a 24-Year-Old Male

A 24-year-old male with low back pain and food intolerances to wheat, garlic, onion, and dairy began chiropractic care.  In the past, he had been hospitalized due to digestive issues, abdominal pain, bloated abdomen, excessive hunger, and depression.

Chiropractic analysis revealed subluxations at C1 and C5 (neck/cervical vertebrae).  The patient had a series of corrections/adjustments. By his 9th visit, after three months of care, he had no more digestive issues and was able to eat foods that were previously deemed intolerant. In addition, his mood had also improved. (1)

Seizure Reduction in a Two-Year Old

A two-year-old boy with seizures, and hypotonia (weak muscles or lack of muscle tone), diagnosed with MMPSI (similar to infantile spasms) was brought in for chiropractic care. He was on numerous prescription drugs.

He was having 15-20 seizures per day and exhibiting poor eye gaze/tracking, arms flailing, screaming, and uncontrolled movements. He was not able to hold up his head, sit up, and vocalize. 

Spinal and cranial examination revealed multiple areas of vertebral subluxation that were addressed (adjusted).

Over the 13-month period of being checked and adjusted for vertebral subluxation (22 office visits), there were significant improvements his quality of life and function. A 24-hour EEG reported ZERO seizures, and under the guidance of his primary care physician, he stopped all medications. (2) 

Ear Surgery Scheduled for A Four-Year-Old

It is estimated that approximately 40% of children suffer from ear infections (otitis media or OM) before the age of five. OM is often recurrent, and pediatricians often put the suffering child on numerous antibiotic prescriptions and sometimes do ear surgery and put tubes in the child’s ears (which often fail).

In this case, a four-year-old boy with a history of failed ear-tube surgeries, and numerous ear infections was scheduled for yet another surgery. His parents decided to first bring him in for chiropractic care. 

The chiropractor located vertebral subluxations and adjusted the child’s cervical and thoracic spine. 

After the first adjustment, the child felt immediately better. He was also sleeping better and in a better mood. By the 3rd visit, the mother canceled her son’s scheduled surgery her child’s ear pain, fever, and hearing resolved. (3)

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  1. Herman D, Allen T. Resolution of Food Intolerances in a 24-Year-Old Male Undergoing Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ August 4, 2020 ~ Pages 15-27
  2. Turo D, Demczar C. Significant Motor Development and Quality of Life Improvement in a Rare Seizure Condition (MMPSI) Following Vertebral Subluxation Reduction: A Case Study.  Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic Vol. 2022.
  3. Feranti, M, Alcantara J, Brinkley C. Chronic Otitis Media, Failed Tympanostomy Tube Surgery & Resolution Following Adjustment of Vertebral Subluxation. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 5-8  

Researching Chiropractic – High BP & Poor Posture

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

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

No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you and they will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month. 

High blood pressure, pain, and loss of smell after auto accidents.

A 58-year-old woman developed high blood pressure as well as right shoulder, right shoulder blade, and mid-back pain after a car accident a month before her visit. The case history revealed that she also had lost her sense of smell (anosmia) nine years earlier, after a previous auto accident. 

She was under chiropractic care for six months during which time she had 84 visits. Her sense of smell returned after five months of chiropractic care. In addition, she reported a significant decrease in pain from her original chief complaint of right shoulder, right scapular, and mid-back pain since her previous auto accident. (1) 

Poor posture in an 85-year-old man.

An 85-year-old male patient presented to a chiropractic office with a chief complaint of difficulty walking and poor posture. He had difficulty standing up from a chair with no arms and was also unsteady on his feet. The patient was receiving medical care from various physicians for pre-existing health problems. 

Various chiropractic techniques were used to analyze and correct subluxations found in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Over the course of chiropractic care, the patient was able to get up from a chair with ease and had noticeable improvements in posture, gait, balance, and coordination. He was able to decrease his prescription medication usage. (2)

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  1. Carney CL, MacCarthy M, Girdis DC. Resolution of post-traumatic anosmia following Network Spinal Analysis care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 27, 2017:8-14.
  2. Moseson N. Improved gait, balance, and coordination in an 85-year-old male undergoing subluxation-based chiropractic care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 9, 2017:1-4.

Researching Chiropractic: Balance, trigeminal neuralgia, & lower back pain

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.

Balance, coordination, and neurological problems

A 65-year-old retired man was suffering from balance and coordination problems. He was given neurological tests that confirmed nervous system stress.  

He sought out chiropractic care where he received a spinal analysis. It revealed the presence of vertebral subluxations. The patient received chiropractic adjustments to release/reduce his subluxations and began to show immediate improvements in balance, coordination, and ability to complete neurological tests. He had been unable to complete the tests during the initial exam. (1)

Woman with trigeminal neuralgia

A 30-year-old woman was suffering from trigeminal neuralgia (also known as tic-douloureux). Trigeminal Neuralgia is an extremely painful condition in which the facial nerve is highly inflamed. It has been called the “suicide disease” because the extreme pain has led some sufferers to take their own lives!

The patient visited a chiropractor that reduced her vertebral (atlas or C-1) subluxation. The patient reported that by her tenth visit she was no longer suffering from TN. (2) 

Lower back pain and degenerative joint disease

A 59-year-old man diagnosed with degenerative joint disease and suffering from chronic lower back pain visited a chiropractor. The Doctor of Chiropractic used various spinal adjustment techniques to correct his subluxations. The patient showed improvement in all his subjective and objective findings within six visits, better immune function, increased energy as well as an increase in his disc height at multiple spinal levels. (3) 

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  1. Scheer A. Improvement in Balance and Coordination in an Elderly Patient Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ December 6 ~ Pages 68-75.
  2. Sweat M & McDowell B Reduction of Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms Following Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ June 23, 2014, Pages 34-41.
  3. Syn G, Harper JD, Fedorchuk C. Increase in Disc Height and Autonomic Function in a 59-year-old Male Undergoing Chiropractic Care. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ April 13, 2015, Pages 34-38 

Researching Chiropractic: Case Studies

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.

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A 6-week-old girl was brought in for chiropractic care by her mother. She said her child frequently cried and screamed, slept poorly, favored her right shoulder, and had feeding difficulties. 

After her first adjustment, the baby immediately relaxed; the mother reported her daughter slept for six hours that night. In addition, she fed equally on the left and right sides, no longer cried inconsolably, and was able to lie on her back without extreme discomfort. (1)

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A 33-month-old boy diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and sensory processing disorder (SPD) had developmental delays in communication, speech, cognitive function, gross and fine motor skills, “fist walking,” and bruxism (grinding teeth). He also lacked social and emotional development as well as self-help skills.

Since medically there is no cure, he was prescribed ADD medications, antidepressants, anti-seizure medication, and antipsychotic medication to treat his symptoms.

Chiropractic care consisted of the location and correction of subluxations. After ten months his language skills had improved greatly and his sensory processing issues had reduced (“he seems much more comfortable in his personal space”). In addition, his bruxism reduced, he was no longer “fist walking” and he had stopped swaying and rocking, His mother reported that he was also beginning to read at a level above his age and his social skills improved. (2) 

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A 77-year-old woman who had been suffering from severe right-sided trigeminal neuralgia (TN) for seven years went to a chiropractor for care. Her TN pain was only initially helped by medication and was made worse by chewing, talking, and smiling. When her symptoms were their worst, she was unable to eat or talk well for 4 days.

Initially, she rated her pain 10 out of 10; describing it as a constant hot, throbbing, burning sensation that progressively gets worse. Subluxations at C1 and other segments were located and adjusted. After six visits the patient saw a significant reduction in pain. After four months she went off her medication and at 6 months was pain-free. (3)

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References

1.Feltz K, Stark D. An infant with disturbed sleeping patterns and excessive, inconsolable crying. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. March 8, 2021:11-18.

2.Cohn C. Improvement in autism spectrum disorder following vertebral subluxation reduction: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2011;3:87-91.

3.Zielinski E, Mankal K, Pirini J. Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia following chiropractic care utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics and diversified techniques: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 6, 2014:177-183.