Resolution of Neurological Tics With Chiropractic - A Case Study
From the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health, comes a study published on October 6, 2010 which documents the case of a seven year old boy who was suffering from neurological tics and was subsequently helped by chiropractic care.
In this case, a young boy was brought to the chiropractor by his father. The boy was complaining of a frequent ?tickle? in his throat that caused him to repeatedly clear his throat. The boy reported that his throat was not painful or sore and drinking water made it feel better. The ?tickle? in his throat seemed to vary in frequency from a couple of times per day up to several times per hour.
His father reported that he only noticed his son having this problem for a few months previous to being brought in for chiropractic care. Both parents added that they had observed symptoms of head jerking, grunting, and eye blinking.
A chiropractic examination was performed and a number of irregular findings were documented. It was noted that the boy had irregular eye movements and sluggish right pupil response. There were also muscular irregularities noted during the exam. Based on the chiropractic and physical exam findings, the boy was diagnosed with cervical and thoracic vertebral subluxation complexes, therefore causing interference to the nervous system.
Chiropractic care was initiated using a set of techniques selected by the chiropractor. The case study does show that the initial chiropractic care given to this patient was not as successful as anticipated so the care was re-evaluated and a different form of chiropractic adjustments were then initiated. Using this new approach the child started to see dramatic improvement.
According to the study author, the improvements included dramatic reduction in frequency and intensity of the neurological tics, which later progressed to complete resolution of the boy's problems. The boy?s parents remarked that there was noticeable improvement in his symptoms, and they observed that he had reduced head jerking, grunting, and eye blinking.
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