Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Resolution of torticollis, plagiocephaly and breastfeeding difficulties in an infant following subluxation based chiropractic care [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2014 Spring;2014(2):Online acces ony p 14-20
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To present a case study of conservative chiropractic care of an 8-month-old infant presenting with torticollis and plagiocephaly.

Clinical Features: The patient was an 8-month-old male twin who presented to the office after being diagnosed by his pediatrician with torticollis and plagiocephaly. He received one month of physical therapy prior to his initial presentation, with no resolution. His mother brought him in for an alternative method of treatment after a family member recommended chiropractic.

Intervention/Outcome: The patient received adjustments utilizing the Activator method, a high-velocity, low-amplitude specific adjustment in addition to cranial work.  The treatment resulted in complete resolution of the patient’s torticollis and plagiocephaly following two chiropractic adjustments.

Conclusion: This study describes complete resolution of torticollis and plagiocephaly in an 8-month-old male following subluxation based chiropractic care. More evidence is needed to prove the effectiveness of the management of torticollis and plagiocephaly in a pediatric patient.

Author Keywords: Chiropractic, plagiocephaly, torticollis, pediatric, adjustment, birth injury, birth trauma, Spinal Manipulation Technique, subluxation, head protective device, facial asymmetry, deformational, helmet, congenital muscular torticollis, deformational plagiocephaly, positional plagiocephaly, flat head syndrome

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