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A Commentary on Infertility

Ogi Ressel , D.C. 

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ December 24, 2003 ~ Pages 1-2



Objective: To introduce awareness that the presentation of infertility can change when a nervous system is able to function normally.


Clinical Features: A 65-year young female presented with agonizing low back pain and severe lumbar degeneration. After four weeks of care she began spotting and was diagnosed as having a normal menstrual cycle. Her past history indicated a severe fall at 13 years of age and complete cessation of her menses at 18. She was diagnosed as infertile.


Intervention and Outcome: Patient was adjusted using the Stucky-Thompson Terminal Point Technique with an initial care schedule of 6x per week for 2 weeks, followed by 3x per week for 6 weeks. Progress examinations were performed regularly. A radiological study confirmed advanced phase III lumbar degeneration at the L5-S1 segmental level. SEMG and Thermography data established considerable reflex muscular hypertonicity as well as significant temperature differential at L5-S1 indicating autonomic involvement. Vertebral subluxations were confirmed at L3, L4, and L5, including the sacrum.


Conclusion: The vertebral subluxation is an entity which has profound effects on the neuromusculoskeletal system, yet is ameliorable to correction. In this case, the fall produced a vertebral subluxation complex, which caused severe disc and osseous remodeling and affected reproductive functions. With attention focused on subluxation correction, chiropactic care is an option for the subluxated infertile population.


Key words: subluxation, infertility, degeneration, chiropractic

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