Abstract: Objective/Clinical Features 4-year-old male presented for chiropractic care with digestion and coordination issues. One year prior to presenting, the child had their tonsil and adenoids removed. Through a recent assessment by an occupational therapist, the child was found to have poor balance. The child was taking Movicol under direction from their general practitioner, to assist with constipation and stool holding. The child was also having difficulties falling asleep at night, but once asleep he could sleep for 12 hours. Examination by the Chiropractor revealed poor eye tracking, poor balance symmetry, generalised under-activity in reflex responses, and retained primitive reflexes. The examination revealed subluxations at C0, C2, C7, T2, T7, S2, S3, and LSI.
Intervention/Outcomes The schedule of care was 2 sessions a week for 6 weeks, after which a review was done. Following the review the schedule was revised to 2 sessions a week for 4 weeks, and further revised to one session a week for 4 weeks. The child was also supported by a naturopath, taking probiotics and gut care support. It was also advised that he keep up a soy and dairy free diet. At the 6-week review there was significant improvement noted in the child’s digestive and coordination issues. There was also an improvement in the child’s sleep. Areas of
subluxation had reduced to C4, T2, L1, S2 and LSI. A significant improvement was seen in cranial nerve function, muscle function, reflexes, and with the resting tone of the nervous system.
Conclusion Chiropractic care may contribute to improvements in adaptability manifesting, in this case, as an improvement in digestion and coordination concomitant with chiropractic care
Author keywords: Chiropractic - Subluxation - digestion - balance.
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