Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Improved gait, balance and coordination in an 85-year-old male undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care: A case study [case report]
Journal Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2017 Winter-Spring;2017(1-2):Online access only p 1-4
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: This case reports on the health outcomes in an elderly male undergoing chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation.

Clinical Features: An 85-year-old male patient presented with a chief complaint of difficulty walking and poor posture. He had difficulty in standing up from a chair with no arms, and was also unsteady on his feet. The patient was receiving medical care from various physicians for pre-existing comorbidities.

Interventions and Outcomes: The interventions that were performed on the patient included: Sacro-Occipital, Toggle, Activator and Diversified techniques. These techniques were used to analyze the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.

Conclusion: Over the course of chiropractic care the patient had the ability to get up from a chair with ease, and he had noticeable improvements in posture, gait, balance and coordination. He was able to decrease his prescription medication usage.

Author keywords: Chiropractic, geriatric, balance, coordination, adjustment, subluxation, manipulation, elderly, Diversified Technique, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Toggle, Activator

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