Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 22347
  Title Case study. Improvement in gastro esophageal reflux disease following chiropractic care and the ALCAT procedure [case report]
Journal Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2011 Spring;2011(2):Online access only p 44-50
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The chiropractic care of a patient with chronic back pain and gastro-esophageal reflux disease is described.

Clinical Features: A 42 year-old female with chronic gastro-esophageal reflux, chronic mid-back pain and vertebral subluxations.

Intervention and Outcomes: High velocity low amplitude spinal adjustments and Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique were applied throughout patient care. Extension traction of the cervical spine was assigned to the patient to perform at home. In addition, the Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test (ALCAT) procedure and dietary plan was introduced. The persistent complaints of GERD and mid-back pain were resolved and the patient also showed marked improvement in quality of life as demonstrated by SF-36 scores. 

Conclusion: A combination of chiropractic care focused on reduction of vertebral subluxations and dietary modification resulted in resolution of this patient’s chronic back pain and GERD. Link to PDF version

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