Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 25698
  Title Resolution of chronic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: A case report and review of the literature [case report, review]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2018 Dec;2018():Online access only p 161-164
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To report on the resolution of chronic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care focused on vertebral subluxation.

Clinical Features: 15-month-old male infant with history of traumatic birth including Caesarean section and epidural. Infant began experiencing atonic seizures at 6 months of age. Episodes occurred two to three times weekly and lasted one to two minutes. Upper cervical, dorsal, lumbar and pelvic subluxations noted on examination.

Intervention & Outcome: Specific chiropractic adjustments directed at subluxations were performed over a period of 8 months. The infant experienced complete resolution of seizures.

Conclusion: This case report describes the resolution of atonic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care. Further research is necessary to explore the role of chiropractic in children suffering from seizures.

Author keywords: Seizures, epilepsy, syncope, chiropractic, pediatric, adjustment, vertebral subluxation

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