Resolution of Chronic Otitis Media, Difficulty Sleeping, and Tactile Hypersensitivity in a Child Undergoing Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care
It has long been known that chiropractic care has helped millions of children's bodies resolve ear infections without the use of antibiotiotcs. When an adjustment is applied to a mis-aligned spine, the immune system boosts, the body balances itself, the sinuses and ear tubes begin to drain, and the body begins the process of healing. The benefit of healing naturally is this: When the body fights and defeats an illness without the use of medicines, it remembers how to defeat the illness the next time the perons comes in contact with the same illness, thus getting off the antibiotic rollercoaster. Underlying causes of ear infections range from mis-aligned vertebrae, food allergies, airbourne allergies, and a high toxic load/body burden. The following is an interesting study done by my collegues.
We have been taking care of families in our office for over 16years.
Yours in health,
Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC
Charmaine Lanjopoulos, D.C.Bio & Damaris Lanjopoulos, D.C. Bio Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 81-84 Abstract Objective: To describe chiropractic care of a 2-year-old female with chronic otitis media, difficulty sleeping, irritability, skin sensitivities to clothes and being held or touched. Clinical Features: A two year old female was brought into the office by her mother with complaints of chronic otitis media, inability to sleep through the night, and skin sensitivities/tactile hypersensitivity to clothes and touch. Medical doctors had diagnosed the patient with chronic ear infections and a fractured clavicle due to birth trauma. The patient also had episodes of temper tantrums and violence towards her older sister. Subluxations were detected in the cervical, dorsal, lumbar and sacroiliac region according to Activator Methods protocol. Intervention and Outcomes: The patient received chiropractic care utilizing the Activator Methods Technique. After three adjustments the patient slept through the night for the first time. After four months of care she no longer had ear infections, she was consistently sleeping through the night, was less irritable, able to wear clothes without discomfort, and much more willing to hug and be held. Conclusion: A positive outcome in a case of a two year old with chronic otitis media, sleeping difficulties, tactile hypersensitivity and vertebral subluxation is described. Research has shown a relationship between chronic ear infections and upper cervical subluxations as well as a relationship between upper cervical subluxations and sleeping difficulties. There is a need for further research to show the connection between vertebral subluxations, chronic otitis media, sleeping difficulties, and sensory integration. Key Words: Chiropractic, otitis media, sleep, Activator Methods, adjustment, skin sensitivities, sensory integration dysfunction, autism spectrum, tactile hypersensitivity, vertebral subluxation
I have been adjusting children for over 15 years now. The quickest and easiest fix has always been in the case of recurrent ear infections. Once you start adjusting one of these children on a regular basis and instruct the parent on some natural food remedies, it is quite easy to erradicate the recurrent ear infections. The truth is that once you start adjusting the child, the immune system is brought to life and most recurrent illness are easily eliminated.
Enjoy the case study below.
Improvements in Hearing, Speech, Development, and Behavior Following Chiropractic in a 4 Year Old Male
Ryan Pilsner, D.C. & Megan Richardson, D.C.
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 14-22 Abstract
Objective: To review improvement in a child with otitis media, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, and hearing loss associated with speech difficulties, developmental delay, and behavioral concerns undergoing chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 4 year-old male presented with complaints of otitis media with effusion, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, bilateral hearing loss, speech difficulties, developmental delay, and behavioral concerns. Vertebral subluxations were found at upper cervical and upper thoracic vertebral levels.
Intervention and Outcomes: After 11 chiropractic adjustments including instrument and diversified techniques patient’s re-evaluation with ENT physician revealed resolution of otitis media with effusion, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, hearing loss and improvement of speech, development, and behavior. Patient had improved intervertebral motion in the upper cervical and upper thoracic spine.
Conclusions: This case report presents supporting evidence that chiropractic adjustments may improve immune system functioning, thus relieving otitis media, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion and their subsequent effects. More research is recommended to support the findings presented in this paper and to examine the role vertebral subluxation has on immune function.
Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature
I have seen many children in my 14 years of practice have symptoms of night time bed wetting have resolution of the condition once they have been under chiropractic care. The problem tends to be a functional one, meaning pressure on the nervous system causing the body to work improperly. Once the body is balanced, pressure is removed from the area and begins to work properly.
Yours in health, Dr. Kim Carlucci
Joel Alcantara, BSc, D.C. Bio John E. Weisberg, D.C., FICPA Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 143 -149 Abstract
Objective:To describe successful chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with nocturnal enuresis.
Clinical Features: A nine year old boy with nocturnal enuresis was presented for chiropractic care after unsuccessful medical approaches. Visual examination revealed several postural abnormalities. Motion palpation revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical and lumbosacral spine regions.
Interventions and Outcomes:The patient was cared for with contact specific, high velocity, low-amplitude type thrust to sites of spinal subluxations. Proper dietary modifications were implemented as indicated from the patient’s 7-day dietary intake form. By the seventh visit, it was reported that the patient had been enuresis free for two weeks which continued to be the case at a four month follow up; which deemed resolution of nocturnal enuresis.
Conclusion:The case of a nine year old male with past history of nocturnal enuresis is presented. Dramatic improvement is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Additional research on the benefits of chiropractic care and nocturnal enuresis is warranted.
Autisim and autism-like disorders are growing. Unfortunately, most people do not know that chiropractic is not just for back pain. These individuals with ADHD, autism and any kind of nervous disorders can be helped with chiropractic care. Removal of any kind of interference in the nervous system can help the body work better, reduce symptoms, and prevent illness and injury. Everyone, sick and well, should have a chiropractor. If you do not have one and you do not live in my area, please email me, I will screen and find one in your area. Yours in health, Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci
Improvement in Autism in a Child Coupled with Reduction in Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature
Nicholas SC Marini, B.S., D.C. Bio & Stephen C Marini, M.S., D.C., PhD Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 107 -115 Abstract
Objective: To describe and discuss the objective and subjective changes in a 6 year old male child following chiropractic care over a period of 16 weeks who was originally diagnosed with Autism.
Clinical Features: A 6 year old boy presents with reduced social interaction, altered behavioral patterns, language deficits, and learning difficulties. The child was previously diagnosed with Autism by a neurologist after brain pathology was ruled out. The child was up to date with all vaccinations per the recommended medical schedule.
Interventions and Outcomes: Objective data, such as static palpation, motion palpation, and leg checks were used to determine the presence of vertebral subluxations in the child. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was also used. A chiropractic adjustment schedule along with dietary and supplementation recommendations were advised at the initial visit. Diversified, Thompson Drop Assisted techniques, and trigger point therapies were used to reduce the subluxations that were found. Over the 16 week period, where adjustments were given regularly, a reduction in vertebral subluxation patterns and an improved ATEC score were noted. Improvements in learning abilities, social interactions, language skills, and behavioral patterns were also noted.
Conclusion: In this case, a possible link between chiropractic care and the reduction of autistic signs and symptomatology is indicated due to the improvements in subjective and objective findings. Studies of a similar nature have been conducted previously with similar outcomes. However, more research needs to be conducted in order to evaluate the precise connection between vertebral subluxation, chiropractic care, Autism, and other Autistic-like Disorders.
Improvement in Ataxia, Dizziness, & Visual Disturbance, in a Child with Vertebral Subluxations Undergoing Chiropractic
I have placed this study below as an example of how removing subluxations from the nervous system via chiropractic adjustments can affect many "medical" conditions. Whether you have symptoms or are "symptom- free".....anyone can benefit from removing pressure from the nervous system.
Care: A Case Study
Adam Willemin, D.C. Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 89 -94 Abstract
Objective:To report on the efficacy of chiropractic care of an eleven year-old patient with vertebral subluxation and dizziness, ataxia, and visual disturbances concomitant with anatomical variants similar to Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1.
Clinical Features:The patient is an 11- year-old female who had a one month history of dizziness, fuzzy vision, and inability to stand or walk unassisted. MRI revealed an anatomical variant in which the patient’s cerebellar tonsils protruded 2mm into the foramen magnum, and there was compression of the pituitary gland by cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). The patient was no longer able to attend school, or perform normal daily activities of an eleven year-old. Physical exam findings indicated the presence of vertebral subluxation at the atlas and occiput.
Interventions and Outcomes:Specific manual and drop table assisted adjustments were performed, primarily in the upper cervical region, based on evidence of subluxation. The patient responded well to care with complete resolution of cerebellar symptoms.
Conclusion:Chiropractic care was rendered with positive results for a pediatric patient suffering from symptoms similar to that of an Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1. Resolution of upper cervical subluxation findings occurred along with the resolution of cerebellar symptomatology.
Key Words: Chiropractic, ataxia, cerebellar, pediatric, subluxation, Arnold Chiari
Dr. Kim Maziarz Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.