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ID 22972
  Title Down syndrome and chronic ear, nose and throat infections: A case report [case report]
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2013 Jun;14(1):1088-1092
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The following case report introduces a child diagnosed with Down Syndrome (DS) and the functional changes seen after chiropractic intervention.

Case presentation: A male child diagnosed with DS presented for a general check as well as to address ongoing nose and throat infections and the high use of antibiotics.

Intervention and outcome: After one month of care the child had a reduction in nose and throat infections, decreased antibiotic use, experienced an improvement in quality and duration of sleep and had noticeable improvements in concentration observed by his teachers.

Conclusion: Chiropractic protocols may contribute to the overall improvement in a child with DS. Further research is warranted to determine the effectiveness of the adjustments delivered by a chiropractor and how alternative interventions influence the lives of children and furthermore adults with Down Syndrome (DS).

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