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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 May;28(4):e1-6.

Symptomatic Arnold-Chiari malformation and cranial nerve dysfunction: a case study of applied kinesiology cranial evaluation and treatment.

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Chiropractic Health Center, Pueblo, CO 81004, USA. cranialdc@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present an overview of possible effects of Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) and to offer chiropractic approaches and theories for treatment of a patient with severe visual dysfunction complicated by ACM.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

A young woman had complex optic nerve neuritis exacerbated by an ACM type I of the brain.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Applied kinesiology chiropractic treatment was used for treatment of loss of vision and nystagmus. After treatment, the patient's ability to see, read, and perform smooth eye tracking showed improvement.

CONCLUSION:

Further studies into applied kinesiology and cranial treatments for visual dysfunctions associated with ACM may be helpful to evaluate whether this single case study can be representative of a group of patients who might benefit from this care.

PMID:
15883570
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmpt.2005.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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