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Case Study


Improvement in a Child with Scoliosis, Migraines, Attention Deficit Disorder and Vertebral Subluxations Utilizing the Pierce Chiropractic Technique


Eric Jaszewski, D.C. Bio  Antonietta Sorbara, D.C. Bio  


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 30-34


Objective:  To review the effectiveness of the Pierce “Results System”™ of vertebral subluxation analysis and correction for a 7-year-old female patient diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis, attention deficit disorder, and migraines.


Clinical Features:  The patient is a 7-year-old female born with paralysis to the right side of the face from a difficult birth, and was issued a helmet to help reshape her head due to deformity.  She also suffered from attention deficit disorder, difficulty concentrating, vomiting, and light sensitivity from intense migraine headaches since the age of 2. She had scoliosis with a Cobb angle measuring 13°.


Intervention and Outcomes:  During the patient’s initial examination, evidence of vertebral subluxations were identified using thermographic and radiographic assessments.  All assessments and care were performed in accordance with the guidelines of the Pierce “Results System”™.  Chiropractic care using a conservative, full spine technique was administered to correct and stabilize the vertebral subluxations.  Along with improvement of subjective complaints, the post AP lumbopelvic radiograph showed a 62% improvement in Cobb angle after just one month of care.

Conclusions:  The case of a seven year old female with past history of a difficult birth is presented.  Dramatic improvement in the patient’s scoliosis is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation.  Further investigation is warranted to more clearly understand the effects of the Pierce “Results System”™, chiropractic in children and on scoliosis, migraines, and attention deficit disorder.


Key Terms:  Pierce Results System, chiropractic, subluxation, idiopathic scoliosis, video fluoroscopy


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