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  Title Cessation of seizures, behavioral disturbances and improvement in cognitive developmental delay following upper cervical chiropractic care in a 2 year old: A case report
Journal J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2015 Spring;2015(2):14-18
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To evaluate and discuss the effect of knee-chest upper cervical chiropractic care on 2-year-old male patient with seizures, behavioral disturbances and cognitive developmental delay following head trauma.

Clinical Features: The patient is a 2-year old male who suffered with seizures, behavioral disturbances and cognitive developmental delays following head trauma. He experienced 1-3 seizures per week and on some occasions up to three per day. He was combative, angry and uncooperative with the parents. The patient had a developmental impairment of his language use. The parents sought chiropractic care one year and three months after the injury.

Intervention & Outcomes: After performing a case history, physical examination and chiropractic evaluation it was determined that the patient had a subluxation of the C1 (atlas) vertebra. The patient received knee-chest upper cervical chiropractic care for a period of 5.5 months, which amounted to a total of seven visits. He was checked for vertebral subluxation during every visit and was adjusted three times over the course of care. There was improvement and eventual cessation of his seizure activity following the chiropractic care. There was also improvement in the patient’s behavior and cognitive development.

Conclusion: The findings presented in this case study suggest that upper cervical chiropractic adjustments may benefit patients who suffer from seizures, behavioral disturbances and developmental delay.

Author Keywords: Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Knee Chest Technique, Atlas Vertebra, Subluxation, Seizure, Epilepsy, Pediatric

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