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Case Study

 

Resolution of Chronic Constipation and Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Care in a 6-Year-Old Female

 

Matthew Horkey, BS, D.C. Bio  

  

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 51 -55
 
Abstract

 


Objective: To report on the chiropractic care of a 6 year old female with subluxations, constipation and neck pain.

 

Clinical Features: A 6 year old female with constipation, neck pain, vertebral subluxations and gastrointestinal pain. 

 

Interventions and Outcomes:  High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments at specific vertebral locations were administered at the areas of vertebral subluxation.  Mother and patient reported bowel movements improving from once every 4-5 days to bowel movements every day along with resolution of neck pain.

  

Conclusion:  Successful chiropractic care for a patient with a challenge in lifestyle due to irregular and sporadic bowel movements.  Frequency of bowel movements was achieved as well as a decrease in gastrointestinal and cervical pain.

 

Key Words: Chiropractic, constipation, gastrointestinal tract, vertebral subluxation, pediatric 


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