Clinical Features: The bipolar patient sought care for low back pain, while displaying depression with episodic anxiety attacks associated with hemichorea.
Intervention and Outcome: He was adjusted using Thompson Technique protocol and advised on the benefits of omegea-3 fatty acids. After 4 visits, the hemichorea associated with his anxiety attacks had subsided, and his depressed state had improved.
Conclusion: This case is important on many levels. It suggests that chiropractic care may have a positive effect on bipolar disorder and chorea movements. Further research is needed to investigate the effects of chiropractic on bipolar disorder and hemichorea.
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