Abstract: A 91-year-old male presented for chiropractic care following recent weight loss and worsening memory
loss. It was reported that his vocabulary was roughly 50-60% of its prior capacity.
Objective/Clinical Features: abnormal cervical spine, ligamentous instability at C4-C5 and C5-C6, abnormal
calcifications in the thyroid tissues, low blood oxygenation (at 92%), abnormal weight distribution, and abnormal
balance and falls risk.
Intervention/Outcomes: He received chiropractic care via the Functional Neurological Technique which uses a
friction plate and a friction coefficient in order to determine subluxation, line of drive, completion of treatment and
order or adjustment. The adjustment is accomplished with 2-18 pounds of force in sustained contact.
Clinical improvements included noted structural improvement in the structural spine, with improved stability in the
cervical spine. The calcifications in the thyroid tissue were no longer evident, and regeneration was now beginning
in his disc tissues at C3-C4 vertebra. The patient's blood pressure was now in normal limits (having gone from
138/78 to 120/82), and his bloody oxygen level was now at 100%
Conclusion: Further research is required to confirm and explain this effect, as well as to investigate any
inflammatory-brain connections involved in memory loss in older adults without a diagnosis of neurodegenerative
conditions under chiropractic care
Author keywords: Chiropractic - Subluxation - balance - memory.
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