Reduction in Cholesterol and Improved Quality of Life in a Patient with Dyslipidemia Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 2, 2011 ~ Pages 26-36
Objective: To report on changes in cholesterol levels and quality of life in a patient following chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 49 year old female presents with neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, dyslipidemia and vertebral subluxations. Lipid lowering statins were prescribed by her medical physician but using her own judgment, she elected not to take them.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was treated with Diversified and Chiropractic Biomechanics of Posture® (CBP) techniques over a six-month time span. During initial care, her total cholesterol improved from 221 to 170 mg/dL. LDL went from 153 to 109 mg/dL and HDL went from 33 to 38 mg/dL. Triglycerides improved from 241 to 199 mg/dL. Quality of life scores were increased in eight categories. No other interventions were used.
Conclusion: The clinical process documented in this report suggests that the combination of Diversified and CBP® chiropractic care reduces subluxations and stress on the spinal column and nervous system. As a result of this reduced stress, there is a reduction of dysponesis, which is evidenced by the improved quality of life and blood serum cholesterol levels.
Keywords: Cholesterol, SF-36, Quality of Life, Chiropractic Biomechanics of Posture® (CBP), triglycerides, cholesterol, vertebral subluxation