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J Chiropr Med. 2010 Sep;9(3):138-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2010.05.002.

Applied kinesiology methods for a 10-year-old child with headaches, neck pain, asthma, and reading disabilities.

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  • 1Chiropractor, Chiropractic Health Center, PC, Pueblo, CO.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic care of a 10-year-old boy who presented with developmental delay syndromes, asthma, and chronic neck and head pain and to present an overview of his muscular imbalances during manual muscle testing evaluation that guided the interventions offered to this child.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

The child was a poor reader, suffered eye strain while reading, had poor memory for classroom material, and was unable to move easily from one line of text to another during reading. He was using 4 medications for the asthma but was still symptomatic during exercise.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Chiropractic care, using applied kinesiology, guided evaluation, and treatment. Following spinal and cranial treatment, the patient showed improvement in his reading ability, head and neck pain, and respiratory distress. His ability to read improved (in 3 weeks, after 5 treatments), performing at his own grade level. He has remained symptom free for 2 years.

CONCLUSION:

The care provided to this patient seemed to help resolve his chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain and improve his academic performance.

Copyright © 2010 National University of Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID:
22027037
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PMCID:
PMC3188367
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