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ID 22218
  Title Resolution of chronic headaches following reduction of vertebral subluxation in an 8 year old utilizing chiropractic biophysics technique [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2011 Summer;2011(3):Online access only p 82-86
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To describe the outcome of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique along with dietary changes performed on an 8-year old with chronic headaches as well as chronic sore throat, fatigue, dizziness, queasiness, and radiographic diagnosed cervical subluxation.

Clinical Features: An 8-year old male presented with chronic headaches for two years. He also suffered from sore throat, fatigue, queasiness, aches, pains, and dizziness. He had been seen by a neurologist, psychologist and nutritionist with limited health improvements. Radiographs of the cervical spine revealed a cervical spine second harmonic S-shaped neck with upper spine kyphosis and lower spine hyperlordosis.

Interventions and Outcomes: The boy was treated with CBP mirror-image isokinetic exercises, postural adjustments, and cervical spine extension traction. Spinal manipulation, cervical mobilization and hydrotherapy were provided. One month into care, a food diary analysis prompted dietary modifications along with nutritional supplementation. The child was originally seen on a three times per week schedule as per CBP protocol then progressed to a maintenance schedule of two times per month, a total of 86. A lateral cervical radiograph taken 6-months after initiating care revealed that his cervical lordosis was improved to near normal for his age.

Conclusion: This case presents the successful outcome in an 8-year old with a variety of health issues as well as headaches. This case and others suggests CBP cervical extension traction as well as manipulation is a safe and effective intervention for the pediatric headache.

Author Keywords: CBP, cervical lordosis, cervical hypolordosis, cervical kyphosis, extension traction, headaches, vertebral subluxation, pediatrics

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