Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Colic Helped with Chiropractic

The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published a case study on July 15, 2019, reporting on the care of an infant who was suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with colic who was helped by chiropractic care.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Colic Helped with Chiropractic - Austin TX Chiropractor Babies Infants Kids Son Daughter Health Care WellnessThe study reports that GERD has a world-wide prevalence of 30% of all infants making it the most common gastrointestinal disorder in infants. The second most common is colic which as a 20% prevalence.

In this study, a 3-month-old baby girl was brought to the chiropractor by her mother because she was suffering with infantile colic, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and failure to thrive (FTT). The infant’s parents noticed the symptoms of colic and GERD almost immediately after taking their baby home from the neonatal intensive care unit, where the baby girl was exclusively tube feeding. From that point, it was noticed by her parents that their baby’s symptoms got progressively worse. The parents noted that their baby was unable to hold down more than 3 ounces of formula per feeding without spitting up and/or crying.

The history of the mother’s pregnancy revealed that in-utero, ultrasound imaging determined that the child’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. The infant was delivered premature by Cesarean Section at 34 weeks into the pregnancy.

Several weeks after the birth, the baby was taken to a pediatrician and a variety of medications were unsuccessfully tried to help the infant. The study noted that the girl’s father was reluctant to have the baby brought to a chiropractor because he did not see any possible benefit and he “didn’t believe” that chiropractic was appropriate for babies. After there was no improvement in the baby’s situation under medical care, it was the mother who finally brought the baby to see a chiropractor.

A chiropractic examination was performed on the infant using age-appropriate procedures and testing, including inspection, palpation and thermal scans. Based on the findings and the seriousness of the issues, specific spinal x-rays were taken. From these procedures, it was determined that subluxations were present in the upper cervical (neck) of the infant. The top bone in the neck is the atlas.

A specific and age appropriate adjustment was delivered to the top bone of the baby’s neck. After the adjustment, follow-up thermal scans were performed to verify that the adjustment had been effective.

Following the infant’s first spinal adjustment, her mother reported that when they returned home, her infant daughter went immediately to sleep and took a long nap. This was very unusual for the baby. It was recorded that by the second visit five days later, the infant’s improved sleep was continuing with her mother noting an overall improvement in her baby’s symptoms. Her mother also noted that her baby was able to ingest and hold down larger amounts of food. The baby’s sleep continued to improve and on a subsequent visit to the MD, it was recorded that the baby was gaining weight.

In the study discussion the authors wrote, “In the case presented, upper cervical care of atlas subluxation resulted in improvements in an infant’s ability to hold down food and improved sleep as well as abatement of GERD and infantile colic, failure to thrive.” They continued in their conclusion by saying, “This case report provides supporting evidence on the successful chiropractic care of an infant suffering from GERD, infantile colic and failure to thrive.

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Chronic Migraines and Neck Pain Helped with Chiropractic

A study published on July 1, 2019, in the research journal the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the case of a woman who was suffering with migraines and was helped by chiropractic. The study is titled “Resolution of Chronic Migraines & Neck Pain in a 23-Year-Old Female Following Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxations.”

Chronic Migraines and Neck Pain Helped with Chiropractic - Austin TX Chiropractor Best Yelp Google Yahoo Bing ReviewsThe study begins by reporting that headaches are the third most common reason that people seek chiropractic services behind only back and neck pain. Studies vary as to the prevalence of migraine headaches. This study estimates that 12% of the population suffers with this condition. The National Library of Medicine’s Medline offers a summary of migraines by saying, “Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to severe pain that is throbbing or pulsing. The pain is often on one side of your head. You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. You may be sensitive to light and sound.”

In this case, a 23-year-old woman went to a chiropractic teaching facility for a consultation and possible care. The woman’s chief complaint was chronic migraine headaches for the past ten years. At that time, she had been diagnosed with migraines by a neurologist, who said the cause of her condition was unknown. In addition to the migraines, the woman also suffered with chronic neck pain and low back pain.

The woman’s history noted that the migraines became worse two years ago after a car accident. Her history also reported issues with hypothyroidism and depression. She was having migraines at the rate of 2-3 times per week. She rated the pain between a 5 and 10, with 10 being the worst. She had been given a variety of medications for her various health issues. She reported little or no relief with her migraines from the medications. The woman reported that her neck pain was constant all day and rated it as a 7 out of 10. She rated her back pain as 5 out of 10, and reported that it was there most of the day. She stated that trying chiropractic was her “last hope.”

A chiropractic examination was performed which included a postural inspection, spinal palpation, range of motion, physical nerve tests, and specific spinal x-rays. From these tests, it was determined that subluxations were present in the woman’s spine. With this conclusion, specific forms of chiropractic adjustments were initiated. After the woman received her first neck adjustment, she was excited to report that she had not experienced any migraines since the prior visit. She also noted that there was improvement in both her neck and back pain.

After a month of chiropractic, the woman reported that she had not suffered any migraines and had only had minimal headaches on occasion. After 10 weeks of chiropractic care, the woman reported that all of her initial complaints of chronic migraines, neck pain and low back pain had completely been resolved. She was also able to discontinue all medications for her migraines.

In their conclusion, the authors of the study plainly state, “The case report provides supporting evidence that individuals suffering from headaches may benefit from chiropractic care.”

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Improvement in Behavior and Attention in a Young Girl with ADHD Receiving Chiropractic

Published in the June 2019 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics is a case study documenting the improvement under chiropractic care of behavior and attention in a child diagnosed with ADHD. The study defines ADHD with “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex pattern of persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness that can interfere normal functioning or development.”

Improvement in Behavior and Attention in a Young Girl with ADHD Receiving Chiropractic - Austin ATX Chiropractor Brain Health Function Nervous SystemAccording to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), 26 million children and adolescents have ADHD. The study authors point out that the stimulants Ritalin and Dexamphetamine have been common medical treatment for ADHD for years. The study notes that while these drugs may yield short-term success in managing the symptoms of ADHD, they do not address the cause of the problems.

The study also addresses the usage of non-medical approaches to ADHD by stating, “Current non-pharmaceutical treatments for ADHD, including behavioral therapies, educational therapies, family counseling, and dietary or nutritional intervention, have exhibited varying degrees of success, though none stand out as significantly more effective than others.”

In this case, a 7-year old girl with anxiety, sleep disturbances, learning difficulties and behavioral issues was brought to a chiropractor for evaluation. Her history revealed a difficult birth requiring forceps to be used, and a fall at 22 month of age that require medical attention. Her sleep disturbance was that she was unable to fall asleep. Her anxiety was explained to be that she believed she was being bullied at school. Due to her shortened attention span, the girl had difficulties learning in school .She was medically diagnosed at age seven with ADHD by a general practitioner and pediatrician, who prescribed Ritalin.

A chiropractic examination was performed which resulted in the diagnosis of subluxations being present in the girl’s spine. With the consent of a parent, chiropractic care was started on the girl at the initial rate of one visit per week.

The study reports the outcome of the chiropractic care by stating, “Over the course of chiropractic care the child demonstrated reduction in symptoms associated with ADHD, was less anxious and had improved sleep patterns.” The changes to the girl’s sleep pattern and behavior was noticed after just the second chiropractic adjustment. The parents also reported that by the third visit, their daughter was able to better concentrate, and by the fourth visit, the girl was able to have a successful sleepover for the first time in her life.

The study authors explain the chiropractic approach for children in general by saying, “Chiropractic care for the pediatric population has grown in acceptance. Parents regularly choose chiropractic care to help manage common childhood conditions. Chiropractic care aims to optimize health and wellbeing through the enhancement of the nervous system function by removing nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxation.”

In their conclusion they note, “Chiropractic care focused on the correction of vertebral subluxation, was associated with improvements in the child’s presenting symptoms associated with ADHD.”

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Resolution of Chronic Headaches, Improved Sociability, Health & Physical Behavior in a Child with Autism, ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Following Chiropractic

The title above is from a study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on June 13, 2019, that documented the improvement under chiropractic care of a child who was suffering with migraine headaches in addition to also having been diagnosed with autism and ADHD.

Resolution of Chronic Headaches, Improved Sociability, Health and Physical Behavior in a Child with Autism, ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Following Chiropractic - Austin TX ChiropractorAccording to the National Institutes of Mental Health, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.”

The American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic guide, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), states that people with ADS generally have three components. Those are: 1. Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people, 2. Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, 3. Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in school, work, and other areas of life. In the U.S., it is estimated that 1 in 68 children are identified as autistic. Internationally, the number is lower with 1 in 132 having autism worldwide.

In this case, an 11-year-old by was brought to the chiropractor by his parents. The boy’s chief health complaint was sharp, burning and fast headache attacks would only last for a second. These headaches would occur about 30 times per day and would appear through different parts of the boy’s head. His headaches began between 8 and 10 months prior and were now affecting his daily activity and quality of life.

The boy had been taken to a number of medical specialists who had run a variety of medical and imaging tests. All the tests came back normal. The boy had also medically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

A chiropractic examination was performed which consisted of physical inspection, palpation, orthopedic testing, thermographic heat studies and spinal x-rays. Based on the findings of the examinations, it was determined that the boy had multiple areas of subluxations. With the consent of the parents, specific forms of chiropractic adjustments were started on the boy at the initial rate of 2 times per week.

The study reports that the boy’s headaches improved as chiropractic care continued. Additionally, specific autism tests know as the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist or ATEC were done to monitor any change in his autism issues. The results of the various parts of the ATEC showed that there was improvements in the subscales of sociability, and health/physical behavior, as well as an overall improvement in the total ATEC score.

The researchers also used a specific questionnaire that scores the parent’s quality of life. Many studies have shown that a caregiver to an autistic person suffers greatly and has a significant decrease in their quality of life. This study showed that in this case, the actual quality of life of the parent improved significantly as their child underwent chiropractic care.

In their conclusion the authors highlighted the results by saying, “This case report provides supporting evidence on the positive outcomes of chiropractic care for children with autism. We also brought to the forefront parental satisfaction with a child’s chiropractic care and the compromised QoL of a parent caring for a child with autism.

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Low Back Pain and Placenta Previa Resolved Under Chiropractic

On May 27, 2019, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a documented case study of a pregnant woman who was suffering with lower back pain and Placenta Previa being helped by chiropractic.

Low Back Pain and Placenta Previa Resolved Under Chiropractic - Austin TX Chiropractor Sciatic Nerve Pain Pelvic FloorThe placenta is the structure that grows inside an expecting mother’s womb that provides oxygen and nutrition and removes wastes from the developing fetus. According to the Mayo clinic website, “Placenta previa occurs when a baby’s placenta partially or totally covers the mother’s cervix — the outlet for the uterus. Placenta previa can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery.” Placenta previa occurs in about 1 in 200 pregnancies.

In this case, a 24-year-old woman in her 12th week of pregnancy went to the chiropractor because of lower back pain. She had also been medically diagnosed the week before with placenta previa. The woman reported that her back pain had gradually gotten worse over the past four weeks with no way to relieve the pain. The pain was affecting her daily activity and was aggravated when she would try to pick up her 2-year-old son. The pain had gotten to the point where it was impacting her daily activity and chores.

The woman was able to specifically identify the point of pain as being directly over the right sacroiliac (SI) joint. She rated the pain as a 6 out of 10, (10 is the worst), and noted that the pain got worse as the day went on until it was causing problems with her sleep. She did not receive any medical care for this issue, but she did use some essential oils to no avail. This was her first experience with chiropractic care.

An examination was performed which included a postural analysis, several orthopedic tests, palpation of the spine and surrounding musculature, testing of the spinal ranges of motion and a surface electromyographic (sEMG) examination. From the examination, it was determined that multiple areas of subluxation were present in the woman’s neck and pelvis.

The woman began receiving chiropractic adjustments at the rate of 3 visits per week. After the first week of chiropractic care, the woman reported that almost all of her lower back pain had gone. After 4 weeks of care, she reported that she no longer had any lower back pain. In addition, the woman’s OB/Gyn, using ultrasound imaging, had determined that her placenta previa had resolved. Based upon the good results, the woman elected to continue chiropractic care on a weekly basis for the remainder of her pregnancy.

The authors of this study note that there are some medical opinions that suggest that chiropractic care is contraindicated in women with placenta previa. The authors challenge this assertion citing various other medical opinions and the results of this study. “This case report provides supporting evidence to challenge the notion that placenta previa is an absolute contraindication to chiropractic care.” They go on to state, “Chiropractic care may be effective and beneficial for pregnant women with low back pain and placenta previa.”

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Resolution of Brachial Plexus Palsy from Birth Trauma Following Chiropractic

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study on May 30, 2019, documenting the resolution of Brachial Plexus Palsy in an infant who had the condition from birth. The authors of the study report that neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) affects between 0.4 and 2.6 percent of infants born in the United States.

Resolution of Brachial Plexus Palsy from Birth Trauma Following Chiropractic - Austin ATX Chiropractor Babies Infants DeliveryMedline of the U.S. National Library of Medicine describes this situation, “The brachial plexus is a group of nerves around shoulder. A loss of movement or weakness of the arm may occur if these nerves are damaged. This injury is called neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP).” They further note, “The nerves of the brachial plexus can be affected by compression inside the mother’s womb and during a difficult delivery.”

In this case, a 14-day-old male infant was brought to the chiropractor by his parents. The infant’s right arm was limp and practically non-functional. It was reported that the infant was born via a difficult cesarean section in which the parents describe that “a lot of tugging” was involved. The hospital staff informed the parents that their baby’s left arm was pulled during the delivery, not his right arm. Due to the awareness of trauma during the birth, x-rays were taken to look for fractures or dislocations. The results of all images were determined to be normal.

Upon examination, it was noted that the infant’s right arm was weaker with less muscle tone as compared to his left. When sitting in a car seat, the baby’s right arm would just hang by his side. When his right arm was moved, it appeared to be much weaker than the left, cause the baby pain and he would cry. Palpation of the infant’s spine led to the determination that a subluxation of the top bone in the neck, the atlas vertebrae, was present.

A specific and age appropriate adjustment was applied to the infant’s neck at the atlas. Immediately, and to the astonishment of the parents, muscle tone began to return to their baby’s right arm. The baby was brought back to the chiropractor two days later at which time 90% of his muscle tone had returned. A second chiropractic adjustment was applied at that time. Four days later, the child was again brought back to the chiropractor and it was reported that the infant had regained 100% function in his right arm.

In the conclusion to this study, the authors wrote, “This case report provides supporting evidence that infants presenting with brachial plexus injury due to birth trauma may benefit from chiropractic care.”

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Breastfeeding Difficulties Resolved with Chiropractic Care

On June 17, 2019, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study documenting the resolutions with chiropractic of a number of issues that resulted in an infant’s inability to breastfeed. The advantages of breastfeeding to both the baby and the mother have been well documented and are generally accepted as the best course of feeding for infants in the first months of life.

Breastfeeding Difficulties Resolved with Chiropractic Care - Austin TX Chiropractor Health Wellness Babies Infants Moms Dads Son DaughtersThe study begins by noting the importance of breastfeeding by stating, “The World Health Organization recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months of the child’s life to help them achieve optimal growth, health, and development.”

In this case, a 4-day-old infant boy was brought to the chiropractor by his grandmother and mother. It was reported that the baby’s mother was concerned that her son was unable to latch onto her breast to feed, even with the assistance of a nipple shield. The history revealed that the boy was born vaginally at 38 weeks and 5 days gestation after a 24-hour labor. The birth was induced at the hospital 9 days early due to an amniotic fluid leak and the presence of a Strep B positive test.

Immediately after the birth, a lactation consultant was brought in to attempt to get the infant latch on to mother’s breast within the first hour of birth. These attempts were unsuccessful. Over the next several days, the mother and the lactation consultant were unable to get the infant boy to latch onto his mother’s breast to properly feed.

When the infant was brought to the chiropractor four days after his birth, a chiropractic evaluation was performed to determine if subluxations were present. With the consent of the mother, age appropriate specific adjustments were started to address the subluxations that were determined to be present.

The study records that immediately after the first adjustment, the infant appeared relaxed and asleep. Two days after the first adjustment, the mother returned with her infant son and reported that since the first adjustment, her son had exclusively nursed on the mother’s breast using a nipple shield for the first time. She also noted that her baby had a better range of neck motion and was able to turn his head better than before in both directions.

Upon returning to the chiropractor seven days later, the mother reported that her son was exclusively feeding from her breast with the aid of a nipple shield. Upon returning 14 days after starting chiropractic, the mother stated that there was complete resolution of all presenting complaints, and her son was able to latch onto either breast with no discomfort for the mother or baby.

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Resolution of Premature Ventricular Contractions after Undergoing Chiropractic Care

A case series was published on June 24, 2019, in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research which documented the resolution of two cases of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) in patients who underwent chiropractic care. This study involved two cases of women who had PVCs and were helped by chiropractic care solely, and did not include any other therapies or treatments.

Resolution of Premature Ventricular Contractions after Undergoing Chiropractic Care - Austin TX Chiropractor Heart Health Wellness PI Car Accident Doctor Care Lawyer Attorney LOPAccording to the Mayo Clinic website, “Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra heartbeats that begin in one of your heart’s two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a fluttering or a skipped beat in your chest.”

This study describes the symptoms of PVCs by stating, “Some common symptoms include: chest fluttering, feeling of “skipped” or “extra” heartbeat, dizziness, pulsing sensation in the neck, and an overall awareness of the heartbeat.” They go on to note that PVCs are usually diagnosed during an electrocardiography, or ECG.

The first of the two cases involved a 26-year-old woman who presented herself for chiropractic care with complaints of daily headaches, TMJ, neck pain, midback pain, bilateral wrist pain, shortness of breath with rib pain, irregular heartbeats, lower back pain, hip and knee pain. The woman had been suffering with these issues for the past two years.

In addition to a normal chiropractic examination, the woman’s exam included infrared thermography, as well as both static and motion spinal x-rays (videofluoroscopy). The results of the examination revealed the presence of multiple areas of vertebral subluxations. Based upon this finding, specific forms of chiropractic adjustments were started. The study records that, “There were no nutritional, exercise, physiotherapy, or lifestyle modifications incorporated; she only received chiropractic care.”

The results in the first case documented that after her first adjustment, the woman felt quite a bit better and noticed an improvement in the irregular heartbeats as well as her other complaints. Five days after her first adjustment, the woman stated that she no longer was dealing with the irregular heart beats that she had been experiencing daily for the prior two years. The study recorded that after the woman’s ninth visit, “Her headaches were 90% better; TMJ had improved to 80% and no longer requiring the use of a splint; neck pain 95%, mid back pain 70%, bilateral wrist pain 99%, shortness of breath with rib component 75%, lower back pain 100%, hip pain 95%, and knee pain 90% better.”

In the second case, a 72-year-old woman, after having suffered a stroke, was experiencing PVCs for 15 months. The woman also was suffering with headaches, neck pain, and lower back pain. In this case, similar examination and x-rays procedures were used resulting in the determination that subluxations were present in her spine. As a result, specific forms of chiropractic adjustments were performed to address the subluxations.

In this woman’s case, the study noted that after her first visit, she was no longer experiencing any PVCs. Additionally, after the woman’s ninth visit, she reported a complete resolution of her headaches, neck pain, and lower back pain, and went on to state, “I am feeling much better and can enjoy life to the fullest again.”

In their conclusion, the authors of this study stated, “This case series demonstrated improvement in the autonomic nervous system of two female patients while undergoing chiropractic care, therefore resulting in improvement and/or resolution of the PVC’s and other symptomatology.”

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Meniere’s Disease Helped by Chiropractic

The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published the results of a case study on May 23, 2019, documenting chiropractic helping a patient suffering with Meniere’s disease. Although Meniere’s disease is called a disease, it is actually a collection of symptoms with no medically known cause or treatment.

Meniere's Disease Helped by Chiropractic - Austin TX Chiropractic Dizziness Vertigo Neck PainAccording the the National Institutes of Health, US National Library of Medicine, “Ménière disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects balance and hearing. This condition is characterized by sudden episodes of extreme dizziness (vertigo), a roaring sound in the ears (tinnitus), a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears, and fluctuations in hearing.”

Although Meniere’s disease was first recognized as a condition by Prosper Meniere in 1861, it was not until 1995 that the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) developed the criteria for diagnosing for this condition. According to the American Hearing Research Foundation, about 615,000 people in the United States suffer with Meniere’s disease with 45,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. The condition becomes more common with age, with the peak years being between 40 and 60 years of age.

In this case, a 55-year-old man, whose principle complaints were dizziness and vertigo, sought chiropractic care. In addition to his primary complaints, the study also reports that the man was suffering with constant dizziness, neck pain, low blood pressure, frequent fatigue, headache, ear ache, ear noise, low back pain and occasional deafness in his left ear. The man’s medical provider had previously diagnosed him with Meniere’s disease.

Specific postural examination procedures were performed along with specialized spinal x-rays of the man’s upper neck. Postural abnormalities were documented by the exam procedures. The spinal x-rays showed malpositioning of the vertebrae in the upper neck. From these findings, it was determined that subluxations were present in the man’s upper neck.

A specific chiropractic adjustment was performed based upon the chiropractic analysis and x-rays. The results were instantaneous with the man reporting that he felt an immediate resolution of symptoms after his adjustment. The study reports that after one month of chiropractic care, the man’s symptoms were completely resolved.

In the conclusion of the study, the author’s noted that “…chiropractic care was used in the treatment and management of a 55-year-old male patient suffering from Meniere’s disease. After the first visit, the patient had relief of all of his symptoms related to Meniere’s disease. The patient remained under care for one month for maintenance. The patient’s symptoms never returned, suggesting that chiropractic care “….is a potential method of treatment and management of patients with Meniere’s disease.”

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Resolved in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care

On May 13, 2019, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published the results of a case study that documented the resolution of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in a 6-month-old baby.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Resolved in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care - Austin TX Chiropractor Kids Babies HealthyAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus causing heartburn. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious and long-lasting form of GER and may prevent an infant from feeding.” GER is also commonly known as acid reflux, acid indigestion, or heartburn.

In this case, the mother of a 6-month-old girl brought her daughter to a chiropractor. The girl’s mother’s chief issue was that her baby was suffering from GER which was made worse when her daughter ingested milk, soy, or bananas. The GER was somewhat better after the girl’s mother switched her food to hypoallergenic formula. Because of this ongoing issue, the infant’s mother was concerned about her baby not getting enough food and nutrients.

Upon examination, there were no abnormalities noted while inspecting the child. Palpation however, did reveal an abnormal position of the top bone in the neck called the atlas and in the mid-back. A local thermal heat reading at the upper portion of the neck showed temperature variations from one side of the baby’s neck to the other. Passive range of motion of the baby’s head showed restrictions in the motion of the girl’s neck.

Based upon the examination, it was determined that subluxations were present. With the consent of the baby’s mother, specific forms of chiropractic adjustments appropriate for a baby this age were started.

After the baby girl’s 4th adjustment, her mother reported that her daughter was no longer spitting up after feeding. From that point forward, the girl had not had any issue with GER and had continued chiropractic care on a wellness basis.

In their conclusion for this study the authors wrote, “This case report provides supporting evidence that children suffering from GER may benefit from chiropractic care.”

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