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

CASE STUDY

 

Boy with headache, child with headache

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

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