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CASE STUDY

 

Reduction of Seizures in a Toddler with Lissencephaly Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature

 

Elizabeth Smolick-Reese, DC & Jason Balthaser, DC

 

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2017 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 169-177


 

Abstract

 

Objective: To report on the positive health outcomes of a toddler with Lissenencephaly and seizures undergoing chiropractic care.

Clinical Features:
A two-year-old female patient presented with a chief complaint of daily seizures stemming from lissencephaly. Positive pediatric orthopedic and neurological findings were noted along with subluxations.

Intervention and Outcome:
Vertebral subluxations were located and reduced using a combination of Logan Basic, Diversified Full Spine, and Cranial-Sacral Chiropractic Techniques. The toddler’s seizures reduced along with improved motor control and coordination following chiropractic care.

Conclusion:
Two months of chiropractic care assisted in the reduction of seizures, improved motor control and coordination in a two-year-old patient with a diagnosis of lissencephaly. Further research is encouraged to evaluate the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the management of patients with seizure disorders.

Key Words:
Chiropractic, Pediatric Seizure Disorders, lissencephaly, Developmental Milestones, Diversified Technique, Logan Basic Technique, Cranial-Sacral Technique, Vertebral subluxation, Adjustment, Spinal manipulation


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