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  Title Resolution of chronic constipation and dysautonomia in a three-year-old female following chiropractic care: A case report and review of the literature [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2019 Aug;2019():Online access only p 100-104
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the positive health outcomes following chiropractic management of a three-year-old child who suffered from chronic constipation.

Clinical Features: The patient presented for chiropractic care at age three after a full year of constipation and use of multiple chemical stimulants in order to have a bowel movement. The patient was unable to have a non-laxative induced bowel movement and after 4-5 days without bowel movements her parents would begin giving her laxatives until it triggered a bowel movement, which was reported to be large, very firm, and an overall traumatic experience for the child. Examination included spinal thermography, postural analysis, supine leg length comparison, range of motion, static and motion palpation of her spine.  The patient was diagnosed with vertebral subluxations of the cervical region with related dysautonomia.

Intervention and Outcomes: Diversified chiropractic adjustments were utilized to correct the cervical subluxations.  After two office visits, the patient’s constipation changed dramatically as she started having daily bowel movements.  Within a three-month period of weekly chiropractic visits and adjustments, the patient’s constipation resolved completely.

Conclusion: This case demonstrates the resolution of chronic constipation following chiropractic care. Further research is warranted.

Author keywords: Chiropractic, Diversified Technique, constipation, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation, spinal thermography, vagus nerve, dysautonomia

Author affiliation: Private Practice of Chiropractic, Bergen, New York, United States

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