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Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Improved intraocular pressure in a 40-year-old female following chiropractic care to reduce subluxation [case report]
URL https://vertebralsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017_1496_Krotee_intraocularpressure.aspx
Journal Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2017 Winter-Spring;2017(1-2):Online access only p 101-112
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Publication Type Case Report
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Objective: The purpose of this case study is to provide a detailed report of a patient diagnosed with borderline glaucoma undergoing chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 40-year-old female, diagnosed with borderline glaucoma, also presented with a numerous neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Previous to receiving chiropractic care, ophthalmic examination revealed a steady intraocular pressure increase.

Interventions and Outcomes: Over a period of 2 months and 11 days, the patient was seen 25 times received chiropractic adjustments using the Torque Release Technique®. Re-examination revealed improvements in sEMG and changes in paraspinal thermographic readings, positive changes in symptomatology, avoidance of carpal tunnel surgical intervention and reduced intra-ocular pressure.

Conclusions: While adding to the growing body of evidence that chiropractic care may result in improvements in intraocular pressure, this study concludes that further research with a larger population design is warranted.

Author keywords: Glaucoma, intraocular pressure, Torque Release Technique, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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