Nicole McCauley, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ December 27, 2018 ~ Pages 161-164
Objective: To report on the resolution of chronic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care focused on vertebral subluxation.
Clinical Features: 15-month-old male infant with history of traumatic birth including Caesarean section and epidural. Infant began experiencing atonic seizures at 6 months of age. Episodes occurred two to three times weekly and lasted one to two minutes. Upper cervical, dorsal, lumbar and pelvic subluxations noted on examination.
Intervention & Outcome: Specific chiropractic adjustments directed at subluxations were performed over a period of 8 months. The infant experienced complete resolution of seizures.
Conclusion: This case report describes the resolution of atonic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care. Further research is necessary to explore the role of chiropractic in children suffering from seizures.
Key Words: Seizures, epilepsy, syncope, chiropractic, pediatric, adjustment, vertebral subluxation