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Researching Chiropractic: More 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.

Chiropractors release serious stress (subluxations) from your body. This releases energy for healing, regeneration, and growth.

All people (especially children) need a body free of blockages and stress so they’ll have strong, happy, and healthy lives.

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

Probably most of them.

Below are some clinical cases illustrating the potential of chiropractic adjustment to correct subluxations. 

Breech baby turns after chiropractic care. Untitled design - 2021-07-29T163256.628

A 26-year-old female in her 27th week of pregnancy with her second child presented for a chiropractic visit after experiencing low back pain. One week later an ultrasound determined the baby was in a breech position. She had a previous natural birth with no complications and was beginning chiropractic care with hopes of avoiding a cesarean section. 

After a series of chiropractic adjustments, the baby moved from a breech position to a normal vertex (or head down) position confirmed through ultrasound. (1) 


Glaucoma, carpal tunnel, hand numbness, and chiropractic care. Untitled design - 2021-07-29T163323.582

A 40-year-old woman suffering from numbness in her arms and hands, and other problems such as neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, headaches, migraines, vertigo, anxiety, low back pain, right hip pain and clicking, numbness in the bottom of her feet, chronic fatigue, and cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc “problems” began chiropractic care. 

Subluxations were located in her sphenoid (cranial bone), occiput (base of the skull), neck (C1, C2, C5, C7), sacrum, and coccyx (tailbone). The patient reported moderate improvement in low back pain and headaches, much improvement in neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and clicking, and dizziness, and resolved numbness in both her hands and feet. By the 15th visit, she reported a 90% overall improvement and decided to cancel scheduled carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) surgery.

She had also been diagnosed with borderline glaucoma that was steadily worsening. Glaucoma is increased pressure inside the eyeball (intraocular) and is the second leading cause of blindness. By her 15th visit, her intraocular pressure had dropped and her ophthalmologist felt that medical intervention was no longer necessary. (2) 

Arnold-Chiari malformation, headaches, motion sickness, and hearing deterioration. Untitled design - 2021-07-29T163453.580

A six-year-old male diagnosed with vertebral subluxation and Arnold-Chiari malformation suffered from headache, motion sickness, and progressive hearing deterioration. 

The boy’s chiropractic examination consisted of spinal heat reading and X-rays. A subluxation was detected at C1 – the top cervical or neck vertebrae – and the patient was adjusted there. A post adjustment X-ray analysis determined that more care was needed at C2 after which the child received a C2 adjustment. After the first adjustment, the patient reported that his headaches had been eliminated. (3)

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  1. Falk DA, Stinson RA. Resolution of breech presentation confirmed by ultrasound following Webster Technique: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;2:74-77.
  2. McClimon ME, McClimon DG, Krotee MW. Improved intraocular pressure in a 40-year-old female following chiropractic care to reduce subluxation. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 1, 2017:101-112.
  3. Drury R, O’Keefe C. Resolution of symptoms from Arnold-Chiari malformation in a 6-year-old male following reduction of vertebral subluxation with knee-chest upper cervical care: case report & selective review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. May 1, 2017:12-21.

Researching Chiropractic: VBAC and breech, neck pain, & Cystic fibrosis

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.

Do you know anyone who is suffering from any of these conditions? Please share this article with them. Maybe we can help.

Call our office at 517.627.4547

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A 28-year old woman who was 39 weeks pregnant had her unborn child in a breech position (transverse lie). This was her 3rd pregnancy-the second ended in a Cesarean section. 

Chiropractic adjustments for vertebral subluxations relaxed and opened her pelvis, permitting the baby to turn into a non-breech position. The mother was able to experience a natural, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with no complications. (1)

Radiating neck pain, headache and dizziness

A 49-year-old man was suffering from neck pain that was radiating into his upper arms. He said the pain was constant, severe, sharp and people-2568886_1920aching. The pains limited his ability to turn his head, caused vertigo looking over his shoulder and caused numbness into his right hand. He also had problems lifting objects, reaching overhead, showering or bathing, bending over, lying down, sleeping and decreased work performance due to his neck pain. 

Over-the-counter drugs and heat packs only temporarily relieved his symptoms. A chiropractic analysis revealed numerous vertebral subluxations that were corrected on every visit. 

After one month of chiropractic care he reported 90% relief of neck pain and a complete resolution of hand numbness. After 6 months of chiropractic care his neck pain was nearly completely resolved; his headaches, vertigo and hand numbness were completely resolved. The patient stated he noticed his posture had improved and his energy level had increased. (2)

Cystic fibrosis in a 34-year-old womanwoman-642118_1920

A 34-year-old woman who was medically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at age 24, presented for chiropractic care. CF is considered a genetic disease.

She suffered from difficulty breathing from chronic upper respiratory and sinus infections every 2-3 months and was prescribed antibiotics. She reported that after taking the antibiotics her CF symptoms got worse. She also described a poor quality of life and sleep disturbances due to her CF symptoms. 

Chiropractic analysis revealed vertebral subluxations at the following spinal levels: C1, C6, T5 and L5. Her subluxations were adjusted. 

After 6 months of chiropractic care she reported decreased use of antibiotics, improvement in her quality of life with easier breathing, better sleeping and decreased incidence of recurrent infections. (3)


  1. Stone-McCoy P, McNeill S. Resolution of transverse lie presentation confirmed by ultrasound & successful VBAC in a pregnant woman undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. July 15, 2019:82-86.
  2. Radcliffe M, Oakley P, Radcliffe T et al. Resolution of cervicogenic radiculopathy, neck pain, headaches & vertigo following reduction of subluxation, lateral head translation and forward head posture in a 49-year-old male: a CBP® case report with 10-month follow up. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. October 29, 2019;133-140.
  3. Stone-McCoy P, Smith AL, Alcantara J. Improvements in quality of life & sleep along with decreased infections & antibiotic use in a patient with cystic fibrosis: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 11, 2019:158-161.