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ID 22530
  Title Resolution of chronic constipation in an infant undergoing chiropractic care: A case report and selective review of literature [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2012 Winter;2012(1):Online access only p 22-25
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective:  To report on successful chiropractic care in the case of an infant with constipation.

Clinical Features:  A nine month old infant was presented for chiropractic care.  She developed constipation after her mother stopped breastfeeding.  Upon examination, subluxations were revealed at atlas and sacrum. 

Interventions & Outcomes:  Diversified full spine protocol was utilized and adjustments were administered when warranted.  She was seen one time per week.   After the first adjustment, her mother reported an increased frequency of bowel movements.  By the third week her mother reported only occasional constipation.  After five months of care the constipation had resolved.

Conclusion:  The patient in our case showed improvement in the symptoms of chronic constipation after one chiropractic adjustment. After five months of care the constipation resolved. The results in this case suggest that chiropractic adjustments might have a positive effect in the management of chronic constipation in children, however more research is warranted.

Author Keywords: Constipation, chiropractic,  diversified technique, subluxation, pediatrics

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