Resolution of Chronic Constipation and Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Care in a 6-Year-Old Female
Matthew Horkey, BS, D.C. Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 51 -55
Objective: To report on the chiropractic care of a 6 year old female with subluxations, constipation and neck pain.
Clinical Features: A 6 year old female with constipation, neck pain, vertebral subluxations and gastrointestinal pain.
Interventions and Outcomes: High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments at specific vertebral locations were administered at the areas of vertebral subluxation. Mother and patient reported bowel movements improving from once every 4-5 days to bowel movements every day along with resolution of neck pain.
Conclusion: Successful chiropractic care for a patient with a challenge in lifestyle due to irregular and sporadic bowel movements. Frequency of bowel movements was achieved as well as a decrease in gastrointestinal and cervical pain.
Key Words: Chiropractic, constipation, gastrointestinal tract, vertebral subluxation, pediatric