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Case Study

Successful Conception Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation in a 31 Year Old Woman:  A Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature

Ari Cohn, D.C. Bio & Joseph Minnich, D.C. Bio  

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 66-72 


Objective: This case study discusses the effect of chiropractic care for the purposes of correcting vertebral subluxations and the implications this may have on improving a couple’s ability to conceive. A selective review of literature is provided on chiropractic and infertility.


Clinical Features: A 31-year-old woman presented to the office with the intent of improving overall health.  Her health history included headaches, digestive complaints and SI joint pain with bending. She also had been unable to conceive after nine months of attempting to do so.


Intervention and Outcome: An initial examination of the nervous system included thermography and sEMG studies and showed poor function of the autonomic and motor nervous systems.  The woman was recommended a course of care consisting of regular chiropractic visits using diversified style adjustments. After thirteen weeks of chiropractic care the patient reported two pregnancies – the first after five weeks of care, which was nonviable and the second at thirteen weeks of care, which was a successful conception.  The second pregnancy was carried to term with no complications.


Conclusion: This is a case of one woman who underwent a series of chiropractic adjustments for the purpose of reducing subluxations.  While under care the woman’s thermographic and surface electromyographic assessments showed improvement and the woman was also able to conceive while under chiropractic care.


Key words: Chiropractic, infertility, pregnancy, wellness,vertebral  subluxation, surface electromyography, Diversified

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