Resolution of Chronic Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Abdominal Pain in an 8 Year Old Child Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ January 20, 2014 ~ Pages 1-7
Objective: To report on the resolution of symptoms of chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain in an 8 year old male after undergoing chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: An 8 year old boy with a history of chronic constipation since birth with associated fecal incontinence and abdominal pain.
Interventions and Outcomes: Paraspinal thermography was used to assess the neurological component of the patient’s vertebral subluxations and autonomic nervous system. Diversified technique, with high-velocity, low-amplitude adjustments, was administered to correct specific levels of vertebral subluxation. After 12 visits, the mother reported the patient having daily bowel movements with decreased abdominal pain. The patient was also able to voluntary control bowel movements.
Conclusions: The resolution of symptoms in a patient with chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain was achieved after introducing chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxations. Further research on constipation and fecal incontinence in child and chiropractic is warranted.
Keywords: chiropractic, constipation, vertebral subluxation, children, fecal incontinence, encopresis, Diversified technique, abdominal pain