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Researching Chiropractic: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)

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

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

A 21-year-old woman began chiropractic care complaining of low back pain and of radiating numbness into her legs and feet. X-ray and other analysis revealed a left-sided scoliosis (her spine was twisted to the left) plus an exaggerated mid-back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar) curve.

She was analyzed for subluxations. Her chiropractic care addressed and corrected her subluxations and over a period of five months of care (a total of 62 visits) her left-leaning scoliosis reduced from 20° to 12.5°. Additionally, her mid-back curve reduced from 63° to 40° and her low-back curve reduced from 70° to 65°.

By seven months of care she experienced improvement of over 50% in well-being and a 50% reduction of her physical complaints.


Fox M, Tveitnes E-B. Reduction of idiopathic scoliosis and musculoskeletal complaints & improved state of well-being in a 21-year-old following chiropractic: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. January 25, 2018:12-22.

Researching Chiropractic: Stenosis

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.

Stenosis and hand pain

Stenosis and hand pain in a 74-year old woman

A 74-year-old woman had been diagnosed with moderate neck (cervical) stenosis that was compressing the nerves going to her upper extremities. Her symptoms included inability to turn her head fully, and numbness, tingling and nerve pain down her left arm and into her 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers. She had been suffering from these symptoms for one year.

She began chiropractic care and subluxations were discovered at multiple spinal levels. She had 15 adjustments over an eight-week period. She reported less numbness and tingling in her left arm and an increased cervical range of motion (ability to turn her head).

Do you know someone suffering from Stenosis or other pain? Chiropractic Care can probably help! Please share this article with someone who is suffering unnecessarily.

Thank you!

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Researching Chiropractic: Raynaud’s Syndrome

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.

Raynaud's Syndrome

Resolution of Raynaud’s Syndrome

A 29-year-old woman had been suffering from cold, stiff hands with discoloration for the previous 10 years as well as intermittent spinal stiffness.

She had subluxation-based chiropractic care for 11 weeks that added up to 15 visits. Both pre and post x-ray studies were utilized to show correction of abnormal curvature of the spine and pelvis.

After 15 visits, she had significant improved neurological function and symptom relief of Raynaud’s Syndrome.

Do you know someone who always has cold hands and feet? Chiropractic Care could help! Please share this with them.

Researching Chiropractic: Treatment for Ear Infection

Treatment for Ear InfectionHow can Chiropractic care help with the Treatment for Ear Infection?

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.

Treatment for Ear infection in a 10-year-old

This boy suffered from fluid-filled ears, allergies and sleep disturbances. He was prescribed Flonase® and Zyrtec® for his allergies. His parents brought him in for chiropractic care.

A chiropractic examination found a loss of normal neck curve, sacrum misalignment, and subluxations in the upper back (3rd thoracic or T3), lower (lumbar) spine and the base of the skull.

The child was adjusted at T3. His ear started draining immediately and continued draining for the next two days. After two weeks of care X-rays were retaken and showed restoration of normal neck curve and alignment of the sacrum and pelvis. The child’s otitis media resolved.

Please share this with parents, or anyone else, who suffered from ear infections or ear pain, or have kids that do. Thank you!

Chiropractic Case Study: Foot Drop

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.

Foot dropfoot drop

A 24-year-old male weight lifter presented with insidious onset of foot drop upon waking from bed. There were no preceding signs or symptoms prior to the foot drop. The pain was intolerable and pressure could not be applied while standing. He went to the hospital emergency department the morning the initial symptoms appeared. All medical testing and imaging were negative.

He then followed up with the chiropractic clinic and following an exam and adjustments his symptoms began to diminish. After four visits the patient had complete resolution of all signs and symptoms. (1)


  1. Sergent A, Boyle J, Moore A. Chiropractic management of a patient with insidious onset of foot drop. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 19, 2017:119-121.

Chiropractic Case Studies: Neck Pain

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.

Neck painneck pain

The patient is a 55-year-old female who presented with a chief complaint of neck pain, exacerbated by prolonged sitting and standing. The patient also presented with reduced neck range-of-motion (ROM), spasms and tenderness of her left neck muscles, and postural abnormalities.

A patient health history and chiropractic examination was performed and subluxations were located and corrected. By the end of care, the patient’s Verbal Pain Scale score went from a 5/10 pain level to 0/10 pain level. (1)

If you are experiencing neck pain, or know someone who does, please give us a call. We can help before you resort to drugs or surgery!


  1. Herman C, Rallings A. Resolution of cervicalgia following Blair Upper Cervical Technique: a case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. December 21, 2017:58-64.

Researching Chiropractic: Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)lupus

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.


A 34-year-old woman with SLE went to a chiropractic office for detection of subluxations. Her symptoms included constant chronic pain; constant fibromyalgia-related symptoms; chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression-related symptoms; stiffness in the neck; thyroid problems; menstrual disorder; stomach disorder; mid back pain; irritable bowel; numbness in her feet; low back pain and leg pains.

Using chiropractic analysis, several vertebral subluxation complexes were located.

She received 11 spinal adjustments over the first twelve visits and upon re-examination, she was “much improved.” Her right and left leg pain and numbness in her feet completely resolved and her menstrual disorder completely resolved. In addition, her stomach disorder, irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, systemic lupus erythematosus related symptoms and ADD/ADHD related symptoms were much improved. At her next re-examination, her Raynaud’s, systemic lupus erythematosus, depression and nausea were all completely resolved. She also stopped taking seven medications including hydrocodone, tramadol, flexeril, gabapentin and Wellbutrin®.

Her blood work revealed resolution of systemic lupus erythematosus. (1)


  1. Harden J, Baggett BA. Resolution of systemic lupus erythematosus following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation utilizing the Pierce Results SystemT: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 18, 2017:297-311.

Researching Chiropractic: Ejaculatory 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.

Ejaculatory pain in a 25-year-old.cEjaculatory pain

A 25-year-old male suffering from 1½ years of pelvic floor muscular pain, ejaculatory pain and ringing in the ears sought chiropractic care for the relief of pain and associated symptoms.

The patient had 41 office visits and received an adjustment by hand or instrument on 38 of these visits. Upon X-ray re-examination, the patient’s spinal curves had improved. Subjectively, the patient reported “much improvement” in the pelvic floor pain, with both the ejaculatory pain and the ringing in the ears described as “totally better.” (1)


  1. Harden J, Smith B. Remission of ejaculatory pain in 25-year-old male using the Pierce Results SystemT: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 18, 2017:152-161.

Researching Chiropractic: Asthma

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.


asthma Asthma in a six-year-old. A 6-year-old boy had a four-year history of asthma, suffering from nightly attacks. He was taking FloventT, AlbuterolT, OrapredT and FlonaseT. Chiropractic analysis revealed subluxations in his cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal regions and in his sacroiliac joint region?

The child had chiropractic care three times per week and was re-examined every 30 days. On re-evaluation, his mother reported continued decrease in medications and improved sleep. (1)


  1. Swift C, Wetterlin K, Alcantara J. Improved health outcomes in an asthmatic child following chiropractic care with bio-geometric integration: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;3:151-156.

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.