Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma: A Case Report
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 77-81
Objective: To review the outcomes of a toddler suffering from asthma, gastrointestinal complaints and frequent colds undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 23-month-old female suffering from asthma, gastrointestinal complaints and frequent colds was presented for a chiropractic evaluation and possible care. At this time, the patient was taking a series of different asthma medications and was also under constant monitoring by her pediatric pulmonologist.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was cared for using a combination of both high velocity, low amplitude Diversified adjustments and low-force adjustments with the Activator adjusting instrument to address areas of vertebral subluxation in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. Within approximately 11 months, the patient’s parents reported a 90% improvement of their child’s condition. The patient was able to reduce her care plan frequency and discontinued use of all medications. The parents also reported a decrease in their child’s asthma, sinus problems and frequency of colds.
Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence that chiropractic care can have a positive impact on children suffering with asthma and help balance immune system functioning. It is recommended that further research be conducted on this subject to support the findings of this case study.
Key Words: Chiropractic, asthma, children, spinal manipulation