Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title The impact of chiropractic management on a 15-year-old male diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and whiplash: A case report
URL https://journal.parker.edu/index.php/jcc/article/view/119
Journal J Contemp Chiropr. 2020 ;3(1):80-85
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes

Objective: To describe the management of a 15-year-old male who suffered a fall and was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and whiplash.

Clinical Features: A 15-year-old male experienced a frontal impact injury to the head. He sought chiropractic care for the management of neck pain, dizziness and headache 1 week after his injury. Intervention and Outcome: Manual therapy included high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) chiropractic spinal manipulation (SMT) and soft-tissue therapy. Cervical stretches were provided. The patient had a total of 10 treatments over a period of 8-weeks. Additional recommendations included nutritional supplementation, increased hydration, referral for acupuncture and monitoring by a concussion clinic.

Conclusion: This case study demonstrates improvements in post-concussion symptoms and whiplash in a 15-year-old male following chiropractic care. Further research is required to investigate the effects of chiropractic treatment on post-concussion syndrome. 

Author keywords: Chiropractic; Post-Concussion Syndrome; Whiplash Injuries; Soft Tissue; Therapy; Adolescents

Author affiliation: Private practice of Chiropractic, Queenstown, New Zealand

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