Posted on 03-13-2013
SINUSITIS, CONSTIPATION AND SORE THROAT HELPED WITH CHIROPRACTIC - CASE STUDY
A case study published on February 18, 2013 in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, documented the improvement of a young girl suffering from chronic sinusitis, constipation, and chronic sore throat. The study authors start off by noting that, "Chronic rhinosinusitis is described as a disruption of normal sinus fluid production and outflow which can be due to anatomical, physiological, immunological or infectious conditions."
In this case a 9 year old girl was brought to the chiropractor suffering from sinusitis, constipation and a sore throat. Her mother reported that the reason she brought her daughter to the chiropractor was that her child was sick every two months, and that this had been happening since her daughter was 6 years old. It was reported that the girl had trouble sleeping due to her problems as it took between 45 and 60 minutes a night for her to fall asleep.
A chiropractic examination was performed and revealed a head tilt with her shoulders being uneven. Her neck showed some restricted ranges of motion. Palpation of the girl's spine showed multiple areas of malpositioning, tenderness and restricted spinal motion. Thermal scans of the patient's spine also revealed imbalances. A determination was made of the presence of subluxations and a specific course of adjustments was initiated.
The results in this case showed that by the fourth visit the young girl no longer had a fever, which was previously at the level of 101.2 degrees. Her bowels had improved and sleeping was better, but she still had trouble falling asleep. By the fifth adjustment her sinuses were improved and her bowel movements were returning to normal. Additionally, her mother stated that her daughter would usually get sick on vacation but reported that she did well on a recent trip.
Approximately 2 months after the chiropractic care was initiated, it was reported that the child was feeling better overall, her bowel movements were normal, she was sleeping better, and she had not developed a sore throat since her initial visit. The mother even reported that a slight case of congestion that her daughter did have did not develop into an infection which was previously a regular occurrence.
The authors note in their findings that, "This case report has discussed the chiropractic care of a child who presented with sinusitis, constipation and sore throat. Symptoms were improved following a total of 12 chiropractic visits and were correlated with reduction of vertebral subluxation. This case provides further evidence that chiropractic care is effective in treating non-musculoskeletal related conditions although more research is needed to further substantiate these findings."
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