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Researching Chiropractic: Depression, anxiety and chiropractic

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. 

Depression, anxiety, and chiropractic

Two groups of men in a residential addiction treatment center were studied for 90 days. One group received chiropractic adjustments three times per week. The non-care (placebo) group received a sham adjustment three times per week. 

Both groups were assessed with the Beck’s Depression Inventory and the Speilberger State-Trait Anxiety Questionnaire at intake and every 30 days.

Depression scores improved by 97%; anxiety scores improved by 36.5% with a 100% retention rate in the chiropractic group. The placebo group showed no improvement with a 0% retention rate (no one continued care). (1)

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Amenorrhea and infertility

A 29-year-old woman received a medical diagnosis of secondary amenorrhea. She and her husband were trying unsuccessfully to conceive for several months. 

She was analyzed for vertebral subluxations. Subluxations were found and adjusted. She was under chiropractic care for 14.5 weeks (33 visits). Her menstrual cycles began again, and she ultimately had a successful conception. (2)

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TMJ pain following an accident

A 36-year-old woman was suffering from chronic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. The pain began several years prior to the trauma. 

She complained that her TMJ pain increased with movement, sleeping, and straining. A chiropractic examination revealed spinal subluxations and postural distortions. Using chiropractic adjustment procedures, the patient’s subluxations were reduced, her posture was restored and her TMJ pain completely resolved. Months later she remains pain-free. (3)

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Night terrors and headaches

A female adolescent with recurring headaches and night terrors (parasomnia) began chiropractic care. The headaches and sleep disturbances were interfering with her school performance and academics, sports, and her social life.

Upon examination, the chiropractor discovered that she had cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (lower back) subluxations.

With one month of care, her postural abnormalities and associated vertebral (spinal) subluxations were corrected during which time there was a reduction in headaches and complete resolution of night terrors.

Sleep disturbances in children are common and often develop without explanation. To date, there are few interventions that can help alleviate these problems. Vertebral subluxation should always be considered when a child is suffering from health issues. 

Brachioradial pruritis (BRP)

Brachioradial pruritis (BRP) is a condition characterized by non-stop itching on the top of the forearms (overlying the brachioradialis muscle). Scratching seems to make the itching worse.

In this case, a thirty-seven-year-old female with a history of Brachioradial pruritis began chiropractic care. In addition to the itching, she also had complaints of neck stiffness and vertigo (dizziness). Vertebral subluxations were identified using chiropractic analysis which included palpation, heat scanning, and X-ray.

After 2 ½ months of chiropractic care, the symptoms associated with BRP as well as her neck and dizziness had completely resolved.

Do you know anyone suffering from these things?

Please share this article with them and gently suggest they make an appointment to see us.  517.627.4547


  1. Vaden CD, Holder JM, McCoy M et al. P300 wave outcomes in subluxation-based chiropractic in residential addiction treatment: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 28, 2020:178-192.
  2. Teets B, Jodon J. Resolution of secondary amenorrhea & infertility with successful conception following chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: a case study & review of mechanisms. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. March 17, 2021:24-28.
  3. Paxton SW, Oppelt M. Resolution of chronic temporomandibular disorder in a 36-year-old female following chiropractic care: a case study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. October 27, 2020:63-67.

 

Chiropractic Case Studies in Ear Infections & Infertility

Researching Chiropractic

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.

Ear infections and prenatal drug exposureinfant ear

A 13-month-old baby boy with otitis media had been born premature and delivered through cesarean section  with a vacuum used for extraction. At birth his blood contained opiates, methamphetamine and other amphetamines. He had been experiencing bouts of otitis media since three months of age and had previously been managed by medical doctors with rounds of antibiotics and nasal saline.

Chiropractic analysis revealed subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac regions. The boy was checked and adjusted where vertebral subluxations were found and corrected. His mother reported that his otitis media resolved the following week. He continues regular chiropractic care and has not been on any antibiotics since 13-months of age. (1)

Infertility

A 24-year-old woman began chiropractic care with a chief complaint of back pain and a 3.5-year history of infertility. She had infrequent progesterone-induced menstrual cycles.

Physical examination showed postural abnormalities, paraspinal muscular tenderness, myospasm and vertebral subluxations. She was managed for vertebral subluxations through specific chiropractic care. By the ninth visit she had her first normal menstrual cycle since the start of chiropractic care and by the twelfth visit she was pregnant. (2)

If you know anyone suffering from these issues, please share this article with them and encourage them to consult a chiropractor.


  1. Stone-McCoy P, Natori C.Chiropractic care of a toddler with otitis media born premature & exposed prenatally to opiates and amphetamines: a case study & selective review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;1:1-7.
  2. Colman LA, Jacques CA.Resolution of infertility following chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: a case study and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;1:8-15.

Researching Chiropractic: Case Studies on Infertility, Constipation and Reduced Height

Each month we look at case studies where chiropractic care has helped people with different health related problems. Some of them may seem obvious, while others may surprise you. Please pass this along to anyone who may be suffering from any of the following:

  • Infertility
  • Constipation
  • Reduced Height

Infertility and Chiropracticcase studies infertility

This is a case study of a 30-year-old woman diagnosed with:

  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • hypothyroidism
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an eight-year history of infertility

She initially sought chiropractic care for neck pain and ulcerative colitis. Her history revealed 3 prior motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) – in childhood, while in high school and in 2006 to which she attributed her neck pain.

She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004 and with PCOS in 2005. Two years of medical fertility treatments consisting of metformin, spironolactone and clomifene failed to help. In 2008 she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for which she was taking medications.

Spinal analysis consisting of spinal heat readings, palpation and leg checks located her subluxations which were corrected with periodic chiropractic adjustments.

After five months of care she was ovulating again for the first time in eight years. She got pregnant after eight months of care. As of this writing she is the mother of a healthy two-year-old boy and has recently given birth to a baby girl. In addition, the patient reports no more neck pain, improved sleep and improvement of colitis symptoms. (1)

Constipation and bed wetting in a 10-year-old case studies bedwetting

This is the case study of a 10-year-old girl who was brought to a chiropractic clinic for evaluation. The child had a history of four-day constipation and nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).

Previous attempts to correct her constipation using probiotics, castor oil and flax seeds were unsuccessful.

Her parents brought her to their neighborhood chiropractor – improvement was seen within an hour of reducing cervical (neck) and ilium (hip) subluxations. On the third visit the mother revealed that a lifetime of bed wetting three to four times a week had ended after the first adjustment. (2)

Increase in height and chiropractic case study height

A 59-year-old man began chiropractic care after suffering from 20 years of low back pain, low energy and poor immune function.

Chiropractic examination revealed long-standing subluxations and degenerative joint disease. This was probably caused or compounded by numerous injuries over his life including a concussion that left him with amnesia for one day. Only acupuncture gave him temporary relief from his back pain.

Various chiropractic techniques were used to correct his vertebral subluxations. The patient showed improvement in all subjective and objective findings – relief from low back pain, improved energy and improved immune function. In addition, due to the increase in disc height throughout his spine, his overall height increased. (3)


Sources:

1.Metzger DK. Resolution of infertility in a patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, and ulcerative colitis. Following subluxation-based chiropractic care: a case report and selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:68-74.

2.Shtulman I, Cunningham, MA. Resolution of constipation and nocturnal enuresis in a 10-year-old female following adjustment of vertebral subluxations: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;2:61-67.

3.Syn G, Harper J, Fedorchuk C. Increase in disc height and autonomic functionin a 59-year-old male undergoing chiropractic care. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. April 13, 2015:34-38.