Objective: Discuss the chiropractic management of a pediatric patient suffering from chronic constipation.
Clinical features: 10-year-old female with chronic constipation since the age of 3 without apparent cause. Bowel movement happens every 2 to 3 days with significant pain and large diameter stool. Current treatment consists of positive reinforcement, which has not been effective.
Intervention and outcomes: The patient received 4 full-spine diversified and Thompson adjustments over a period of one month. At the end of care, she had a daily bowel movement without pain and normal in size. Follow-up a year later revealed normal bowel habits.
Conclusion: This case suggests chiropractic care may be effective and safe for treating chronic constipation in pediatric patients.
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