Nathan Berner D.C. & Kevin Kustarz D.C.
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 11, 2013 ~ Pages 100-106
Objective: The objective of this case report is to detail improvement of a patient with essential tremors while undergoing chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 38 year old male who was diagnosed with essential tremors presented with complaints of uncontrollable bilateral arm and head tremors that started in 1997.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was assessed for vertebral subluxations using instrumentation, radiographs, and video fluoroscopy following the Pierce Results System TM of analysis. An adjustment was made using a toggle set, high-velocity, low-amplitude force on the site of subluxation. The patient reported a decrease in the severity of tremors immediately following the adjustment. After 21 visits during a span of over 5 months the patient reported an improvement of 99% for the head tremors, 75% for his arm tremors and 60% increase in quality of life.
Conclusion: The chiropractic care for a patient diagnosed with essential tremors is presented. Chiropractic care resulted in a dramatic decrease of symptoms and increase in quality of life for the patient. More research on the benefits of chiropractic care on people with essential tremors is needed.
Key Terms: Essential Tremors, vertebral subluxation, Pierce Results System, video fluoroscopy