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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