6/12/2013 0 Comments
Children are a common occurance in my office and they often present with the same variety of "issues", "aches and pains" as adults. Adjustments help to normalize the nervous system and restore proper function to the body. It is no wonder that so many children receive the same positive results as our adults when the spine is realigned; which removes pressure from the rest of the body. The case study below is an example of the results we usually see and the healing ability that every "body" has.
Resolution of Severe Constipation, Vomiting and Leg Pain in a 6-year old Child Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Report
Michael Mills, DC Bio & Joel Alcantara, DC Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2013 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 84-89
Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a 6-year-old male with complaints of chronic constipation, daily vomiting and “growing pains”.
Clinical Features: The patient’s constipation began at 2 years of age and has been under medical care since. Standard physical examination and endoscopic examinations revealed a "small stomach ulcer." Prescription medication since age 4 years involved 3 caps of Miralax at three times daily, Exlax one time per day, 10mg capsules of Lasoprizole once per day and Periactin to stimulate hunger. With respect to the patient’s leg pain complaint, the patient’s mother indicated that her son had recently complained of leg pain without cause and denied any history of trauma to her son’s legs. Chiropractic examination revealed sites of spinal and extraspinal subluxations.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was cared for with adjustments characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrusts. The patient attended a total of 8 visits in a period of 3 weeks. Resolution of the patient’s constipation, vomiting and leg pain complaints were the outcome.
Conclusion: A pediatric patient with chronic constipation, vomiting and “growing pains” experienced subjective and objective improvements in symptoms under chiropractic. Further research is recommended to examine the effectiveness of chiropractic care as described in similar patients.
Key words:Constipation, growing pains, children, vertebral subluxation, chiropractic, vomiting
Yours in health, Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC 86 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-9880 www.CarlucciChiropractic.com
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.