How To Buy Bactrim Cialis Soft Tabs Guenstig Buy 500 Mg Keflex Buy Generic Zyrtec Low Dose Naltrexone Sale
Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Monday, November 11, 2019
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature
Share:

ICL Home


For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 20940
  Title Upper cervical chiropractic care of a child with joubert syndrome and hemifacial spasm [case report]
URL https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/11/upper-cervical-chiropractic-care-of-a-child-with-joubert-syndrome-and-hemifacial-spasm/
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2009 Fall;2009(4):Online access only p 1-8
Author(s)
Subject(s)
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes

Objective: To describe the upper cervical chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with Joubert syndrome and hemifacial spasms.

Clinical Features: A 3-year-old boy with Joubert Syndrome presented to the office with tachypnea, occasional apnea, hemifacial spasm, nystagmus, strabismus, delayed motor skill development and hypotonia. The mother’s main concern was a hemifacial spasm that occurred three to four times a week. This was the patient’s first chiropractic experience. The atlas subluxation was detected from leg length evaluation, postural analysis and radiographic measurement.

Intervention and Outcomes: The patient received orthogonal-based, upper cervical low-force (UCLF) chiropractic care based on the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) technique protocol. After the first adjustment, the patient did not have a hemifacial spasm for nine days, which was the longest interval between spasms since birth. The spasms completely disappeared after 31 months of care. Except for slightly improved coordination, no other significant change was reported as a result of the chiropractic care.

Conclusions: The positive response observed in this case suggests that hemifacial spasm may be linked to atlas subluxation. The need for further investigation of the connection between atlas vertebra subluxation and cranial nerve dysfunction is indicated.

Author Keywords: Upper cervical, subluxation, pediatric, Joubert syndrome, hemifacial spasm, Grostic, orthogonal, NUCCA, orthospinology, microvascular decompression

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher; full text by subscription.


   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
 
Email To
Subject
 Message
Format
HTML Text     Excel



To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips