Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 26941
  Title Improvements in developmental delay in a female child following chiropractic care: A case report and selective review of the literature [case report; review]
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2021 Nov;20(2):1796-1801
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To describe the improvement in developmental delay in a female child following age-appropriate chiropractic care for the assessment and reduction of vertebral and cranial subluxation.

Clinical features: A three year four-month-old female was presented to clinic by her mother seeking help with concerns about communication and walking delay. Previous care included general practitioner visits and a speech therapist. Clinical assessment revealed she could partially manage two-year-old expected capacities. Additionally, vertebral and cranial subluxations were found.

Intervention and Outcome: Age-appropriate chiropractic was delivered at seven visits over one month. Improvements in gross motor control, central sensitization, sleep, communication, balance, emotional regulation, and weight were noted.

Conclusion: Chiropractic care involving touch and hold, cranial release and adapted diversified technique were associated with improvements in a child exhibiting developmental delay. Further research is warranted in this area including larger and more controlled sample groups utilizing validated testing tools.

Author keywords: developmental delay, chiropractic, pediatric, vertebral subluxation, spinal manipulation

Author affiliations: MD: Private practice, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; MM: Private practice, Southampton, United Kingdom
Corresponding author: Matthew Doyle—

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