Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 27446
  Title Resolution of otitis media and developmental delays following chiropractic care in a boy with birth trauma: A case study and review of the literature [case report; review]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2023 Feb;2023():14-20
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective:  The purpose of this case study is to review the positive health outcomes following chiropractic care of a two-year-old boy with birth trauma, developmental delays and otitis media with effusion (OME).

Clinical Features:  A young boy first presented due to an altered ability to crawl and developmental delays. Physical examination revealed birth trauma, cranial distortions, retained primitive reflexes, and otitis media with effusion.

Interventions and Outcomes:  He was treated with chiropractic care utilizing Diversified technique and SOT cranial technique. Cross crawl exercises were recommended as an adjunct to care.  After six chiropractic adjustments, his symptoms began to improve.

Conclusions:  This case describes the chiropractic care of a child with OME and developmental delays.  Chiropractic can be an option for children suffering with such conditions.

Author Keywords:  Pediatric, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation, Diversified Technique, Sacro-occipital Technique, meconium, breech, otitis media, effusion, developmental delays

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