Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis Following Adjustment of Vertebral Subluxations

 

 

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CASE STUDY

Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis Following Adjustment of Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

Christine Hafer, DC & Joel Alcantara, BSc, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 5-8

Abstract

Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic care of a child with nocturnal enuresis and vertebral subluxation.

Clinical Features: A 10-year-old female presented for chiropractic care with a history of nocturnal enuresis of 6 years duration that began after a urinary tract infection was treated with multiple courses of antibiotics.

Intervention and Outcomes: The framework of detection and removal of spinal subluxations using Activator Methods and Torque Release Technique was applied at twice per week for a total of 5 patient visits. Improvement in the patient’s nocturnal enuresis was observed following 2 visits that continued with follow-up care and observation.

Conclusions: This case report provides supporting evidence that patients with nocturnal enuresis may benefit from chiropractic care.

Key words: Chiropractic, nocturnal enuresis, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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Resolution of Transverse Breech Pregnancy Following Administration of Chiropractic Using the Webster Technique

 

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CASE STUDY

Resolution of Transverse Breech Pregnancy Following Administration of Chiropractic Using the Webster Technique: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature

Danielle Drobbin, BA, DC & Sara La Rosa, BS, DC

 

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 9-14

 

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to discuss the chiropractic care of a pregnant patient with breech presentation utilizing Webster technique.

Clinical Features: 31 year old pregnant female patient presents to the chiropractor with a diagnosis of transverse breech presentation by her obstetrician at 30 weeks gestation.

 

Interventions and Outcomes: Webster Technique was utilized during patient’s care of 24 visits.  After 7 visits over 3 weeks of chiropractic care, midwife confirms vertex presentation of fetus through assessment of fetal position. The mother went on to have a natural home birth thereafter.

Conclusion: This case describes the resolution of a transverse breech pregnancy at 33 weeks, following utilization of Webster technique, confirmed by midwife.

Key Words: Pregnancy, breech pregnancy, Webster technique, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

Improvement in Chronic Hypertension Following a Single Upper Cervical Adjustment:

 

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CASE STUDY

Improvement in Chronic Hypertension Following a Single Upper Cervical Adjustment: A Case Report

Robert C Kessinger, DC & Carl Moe, DC

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 19, 2015 ~ Pages 1-5

Abstract

Objective:  To report a case presenting with chronic hypertension undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 55-year-old male seeking chiropractic care with a 20-25 year history of hypertension. Various medication combinations have been used without success in maintaining normal blood pressure. Radiographs revealed an atlas misalignment anterior and superior with right laterality. History revealed a traumatic side blow cervical spine injury 25-30 years prior to chiropractic visit.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient received upper cervical specific chiropractic care over a seven month period. Thermography performed bilateral in the cervical spine via infra-red technology and leg length inequality were used to analyze progress on a daily visit basis. Radiographic analysis was utilized to determine the characteristics of the upper cervical misalignment present. An upper cervical adjustment was performed according to the KCUCS knee chest protocol. Through the course of 7 months care, the patient received one upper cervical adjustment and the blood pressure progressively lowered.

Conclusion: The findings presented in this case study suggest that an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment may benefit patients who have unresolved chronic hypertension.

Key Words: Atlas, Subluxation, Upper Cervical Spine, Hypertension, Upper Cervical Knee Chest Adjustment

 

The #1 Organ That Causes High Blood Pressure (and nobody talks about it)

An adult woman was found to be missing her cerebellum

by: Christian Goodman

Anybody diagnosed with high blood pressure will find a volley of ideas and thoughts on what factors and organs are responsible for the spike.

But there is one organ that nobody ever talks about, not even mentions, when discussing high blood pressure. This organ secretly narrows your arteries and raises your blood pressure.

The good news is, when you shed the light on this organ, it’s very easy to tackle it and permanently cure high blood pressure – without medications.

A study conducted by researchers from The School of Medicine at University of Maryland, and Ottawa Heart Institute, found an interesting link between our brains and high blood pressure.

 

In this study, the researchers identified a steroid compound called ouabain, which the brain releases to constrict or dilate the diameter of the arteries throughout the body.

The researchers performed certain experiments on animal models to find this

definite link between the release of ouabain in the bloodstream and constriction of arteries.

Obviously, if the brain releases more ouabain, which narrows the arteries, the blood pressure rises. Just like there is more pressure drinking milkshake through a narrow straw than wide straw.

The most interesting part of this finding is that now we can see our brain has almost complete control over our blood pressure. If we have high blood pressure, it’s because our brain has consciously decided to release ouabain to raise our blood pressure.

So why does the brain make that decision?

The answer is any kind of stress. It can be sensory (traffic noise), emotional (divorce), mental (work task), or physical (workout, disease).

Most of the time this is temporary stress and your brain raises your blood pressure to deal with an immediate threat or condition (this is healthy).

But at some point it becomes chronic. It’s like some neural path gets stuck in this stress circle and can’t get out of it.

Obviously, then, the solution for high blood pressure must be to get us out of this circle. Tell the brain to chill out and stop overdosing on ouabain.

Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6 Year Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

CASE STUDY

 

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Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6 Year Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

Ryan Olsen, DC  & Joel Alcantara, DC

 

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2014 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 81-86

 

Abstract

Objective:  To describe the chiropractic care of a child with chronic cervicogenic headaches.

 

Clinical Features: A 6-year-old male with chronic headaches of two years duration presented for chiropractic care. No organic cause was determined by extensive medical diagnostics. The medical care consisting of ibuprofen was ineffective.

 

Intervention and Outcome: The child was cared for with chiropractic characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrust-type adjustments directed to the cervical spine. The patient attended care for a total of 10 visits over a 2 month period with resolution of the patient’s headache complaints.

 

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence towards evidence-informed practice in the care of patients with cervicogenic headaches.

 

Key Words:Vertebral subluxation, cervicogenic headache, pediatrics, chiropractic, adjustment, spinal manipulation

CASE STUDY

 

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Resolution of Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care:  A Case Study
Jonathan Murphy, BS, Rod Floyd, DC, Christopher Varnum, DC, Joel Alcantara, DC

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ December 15, 2014 ~ Pages 206-210

 

Abstract

Objective: To report on the successful care of an adult female with bilateral wrist pain along with numbness and tingling.

 

Clinical Features:  A 57-year-old Caucasian female presented with a chief complaint of bilateral hand pain and numbness of the first three digits that radiated towards her left arm. The hand pain was worse when sleeping and when performing repetitive motions. Ibuprofen, icing and rest mildly and temporarily alleviated her pain complaint. The patient’s numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain was 8/10 for both hands that affected her ability to use a mouse and keyboard and her ability to fall asleep or maintain her sleep.

 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with a combination of Diversified Technique adjustments to sites of vertebral subluxations in the cervical spine along with adjunctive therapies that included soft-tissue manipulation, cold laser, icing and exercise to strengthen her wrist extensors. The patient’s presenting symptoms improved based on subjective reports and the use of the Upper Extremity Functionality Index.

 

Conclusion: This study adds to the evidence on the salutary effects of chiropractic care (i.e., chiropractic adjustments and adjunctive therapy) for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

Keywords: Chiropractic, carpal tunnel syndrome, subluxation, adjustment, manipulation 

Improvement in Chronic Shoulder Pain & Vertebral Subluxation in an Adult Female Following Chiropractic Care

CASE STUDY

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Improvement in Chronic Shoulder Pain & Vertebral Subluxation in an Adult Female Following Chiropractic Care

James Valcarcel, BS, Christopher Varnum, DC, Rod Floyd, DC, Joel Alcantara, DC
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ December 29, 2014 ~ Pages 219-225

 

Abstract

Objective: To report on the successful care of an adult female with left anterior shoulder pain.

 

Clinical Features: A 27-year-old Caucasian female presented with a chief complaint of left anterior shoulder pain. She reported that her shoulder pain  occurred as a result of her left arm being forced into extension, internally rotated with her elbow being flexed while behind her back and then forced into extreme extension. She characterized her shoulder pain as radiating to the hand and particularly to digits 4 and 5. Occasionally, she described her pain as sharp, deep, stabbing, knife-like, achy, and heavy.

 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with a combination of Diversified Technique involving high-velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) adjustments to sites of vertebral subluxations along with adjunctive therapies applied to soft tissue elements of the left shoulder. The patient’s presenting symptoms improved based on subjective reports and the use of the Upper Extremity Functionality Index.

 

Conclusion: This study adds to the evidence on the positive effects of chiropractic care for patients with shoulder pain.

 

Key Words: Chiropractic, shoulder pain, subluxation, adjustment, manipulation