Improvement in Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease Following Chiropractic Care and the ALCAT Procedure
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 23, 2011 ~ Pages 44-50
Objective: The chiropractic care of a patient with chronic back pain and gastro-esophageal reflux disease is described.
Clinical Features: A 42 year-old female with chronic gastro-esophageal reflux, chronic mid-back pain and vertebral subluxations.
Intervention and Outcomes: High velocity low amplitude spinal adjustments and Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique were applied throughout patient care. Extension traction of the cervical spine was assigned to the patient to perform at home. In addition, the Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test (ALCAT) procedure and dietary plan was introduced. The persistent complaints of GERD and mid-back pain were resolved and the patient also showed marked improvement in quality of life as demonstrated by SF-36 scores.
Conclusion: A combination of chiropractic care focused on reduction of vertebral subluxations and dietary modification resulted in resolution of this patient’s chronic back pain and GERD.
Key Indexing Terms: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GERD, Chiropractic Biophysics, chiropractic, Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test, ALCAT, vertebral subluxation