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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

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