Resolution of Headaches in a 13 Year-Old Following Restoration of Cervical Curvature Utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics: A Case Report
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2009 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 1-7
Objective: To report on the chiropractic care of a patient with upper cervical subluxations, a decreased cervical curve and headaches.
Clinical Features: A 13 year-old male presented with daily cervicogenic headaches for a period of 4 years. Lateral flexion of the cervical spine was limited. There was a loss of the normal cervical curve. Motion palpation revealed hypertonicity at C1 to C3 and T1 to T6, with painful palpation bilaterally from C1 to C7 and from T1 to T8.
Intervention and Outcome: Radiographs and surface electromyography were initially taken in preparation for the development of an appropriate care plan. The patient was cared for using Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique to include segmental adjustments, mirror-image adjustments, 2-way traction, and therapeutic exercises. Upon completion of the care plan, post radiographs were taken and a radiological comparative report was generated. Restoration of the cervical curve was achieved while the headaches were eliminated.
Conclusion: The patient presenting with a loss of cervical curve and associated cervicogenic headaches received chiropractic care under the standard protocol of Chiropractic Biophysics technique. Post radiographs demonstrated a restoration of the cervical curve while a complete resolution of the headaches was achieved. Chiropractic Biophysics technique appears in this case to have been effective in the treatment of cervicogenic headache by way of restoring the cervical spine to its proper lordotic configuration. Further research is encouraged.
What does this article say? This article describes a case study in which a 13-year-old boy suffering from chronic, daily headaches is helped with chiropractic care. After suffering for 4 years experiencing a headache every day, this boy’s headaches were eliminated after undergoing corrective chiropractic care. Like so many others in this country, this boy was suffering from subluxation, or misaligned vertebrae, in his neck causing nervous system interference. These misaligned vertebrae were causing this boy’s headaches by interfering with his nervous system. The headache is the body’s way of warning us that there is a problem somewhere in the body. More often than not, the problem is a subluxated (misaligned) neck. Correcting the subluxation and restoring the proper lordotic (c-shape) curve in the neck allows the body to heal and self-regulate. The body can then turn off the warning signal (the headache).
Who should I pass this on to? Please send this post to anyone who suffers from headaches and who is tired of taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs with limited or no results. People who suffer from headaches should know that there is a safe, natural way to get well and stay well.
Dr. Patrick McCuaig