Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Resolution of pediatric encopresis following chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: A case study and review of the literature [case report, review]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2019 Jan;2019():Online access only p 6-10
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To report on the resolution of fecal incontinence following regular chiropractic adjustments.

Clinical Features: An 8-year-old female with pelvic unleveling and a history of irregular bowel movements presented to a chiropractic clinic with signs of vertebral subluxation. Previous attempts of altered potty training habits and stool softeners were unsuccessful in regulating her bowel movements.

Intervention and Outcomes: The pediatric patient received subluxation based chiropractic care using the Thompson terminal point technique protocol. Improvements began after two weeks of care and after 6 weeks the fecal incontinence was resolved, with the patient having no accidents for the first time in her life.

Conclusion: While there is limited research on the effect of chiropractic care on encopresis, studies, including this one, have shown that chiropractic adjustments may have a positive effect on the outcomes. It is an important area that is in need of further research.

Author keywords: Chiropractic, encopresis, Thompson technique, subluxation, incontinence, pediatric, adjustment

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