Improvement in a Pediatric Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Asthma: A Case Report
Brian Kachinsky, D.C. Bio & Jill Kachinsky, D.C. Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 1-4
Objective: To evaluate the chiropractic care on a 3 year-old boy with asthma as an alternative option to traditional medical care.
Clinical Features: A 3 year-old male with a history of Neurofibromatosis Type I, asthma and ear infections. He was having frequent asthmatic episodes requiring emergency department visits two times per month. His mother sought chiropractic care to attempt to control his exacerbations of asthma. He had a previous RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) infection
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was adjusted utilizing the Diversified chiropractic technique at a frequency of two to three times per week. Within one month after beginning care the patient no longer had violent exacerbations of his asthma and was able to sleep through the night and decrease his rescue inhaler usage.
Conclusions: This specific case shows a positive response to chiropractic care in the treatment of uncontrolled asthma in a three year old male with a history of Neurofibromatosis type 1, ear infections and a previous RSV infection. However, more research is needed to explore chiropractic as a viable alternative to medical care in these types of cases.
Key Words: Neurofibromatosis Type 1, asthma, chiropractic, antibiotics, vertebral subluxation