Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 20137
  Title Chiropractic adjustments plus massage and kinesio taping in the care of an infant with gastroesophageal reflux
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Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2008 Mar;9(1):572-575
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
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OBJECTIVE: To present a clinical case of how chiropractic adjustments supported by the application of Kinesio Taping was of benefit in a case of an infant with gastroesophageal reflux.

DESIGN: A case study.

SETTING: Private practice.

PATIENT: A 3-month-old infant presented to a chiropractic office with a history of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) of one-month duration.

TREATMENT AND RESULTS: Following two treatments of chiropractic full-spine adjustments, abdominal myofascial massage, and the application of a corrective Kinesio Taping method, the infant’s incidence of regurgitation and associated symptoms decreased and later resolved.

CONCLUSION: This combination of treatment has not been cited in previous literature. This case report highlights a protocol of care for the infant with GER and suggests the need for further investigation.

KEYWORDS: chiropractic, adjustment, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), infant, massage, Kinesio Tape.

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