Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 23613
  Title Resolution of gastroesophageal reflux disorder in an infant with vertebral subluxation: A case report and selective review of literature [case report; review]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2014 Spring;2014(2):Online access only p 21-26
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: This case report will discuss the role of chiropractic care in the resolution of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in an infant.

Clinical Features: The mother of a 10-month-old boy presented her son for chiropractic care with a medical diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The patient’s complaints included interrupted sleep, difficulty feeding, poor appetite, repeated bouts of diarrhea, stomach distension, excessive intestinal gas, and poor weight gain. Previous, unsuccessful care involved medical treatment consisting of an over the counter antacid, followed by Nexium, and finally Zantac.

Interventions and Outcomes: A course of conservative management was carried out, consisting of 13 chiropractic visits over a seven-week period, utilizing the diversified full spine protocol adapted for pediatric adjusting. Notable improvements were attained throughout care, with complete resolution of GERD and return to normal weight.

Conclusions:  This case report contributes to the body of scientific literature regarding chiropractic care of infants suffering from GERD.

Author Keywords: Gastroesophageal reflux, GERD, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, pediatric, infant, regurgitation

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