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ID 24779
Title Chiropractic care of a patient with low back pain, radiculopathy and concomitant depression: A case report
Journal Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2015 Spring;2015(2):Online access only p 39-42
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To review the effectiveness of Diversified chiropractic adjustments on a 44 year old male patient with radicular low back pain complicated with depression.

Clinical Features: The patient is a 44 year old male with low back pain and accompanying radicular symptoms attributed to a fall 6 months prior to chiropractic care. He additionally suffered from unmanaged depression and congenital hemochromatosis.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was treated 34 times over a 6 month duration with high velocity, low amplitude chiropractic adjustments combined with nutritional recommendations. Following the first six weeks of treatment, all lumbar radiculopathy symptomatology was resolved.

Conclusion: The case of a 44 year old man with a previous history of low back pain with accompanied radiculopathy and depression is presented. Dramatic improvement in low back pain and radicular symptomatology is observed with conservative chiropractic care.

Author keywords: Chiropractic, subluxation, low back pain, depression, diversified technique

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