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Improvement of Migraines in a Child Following Cervical Curve Correction Using the Pierce Results System™


Nathan Berner, DC Bio & Casen DeMaria, DC Bio


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2013 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 47-53 



Objective: To report the resolution of a cervical kyphosis and an improvement of migraines in a

pediatric patient using the Pierce Results System™.


Clinical Features: A 12-year old girl presented with complaints of severe migraines for the last 6

years.  Previous chiropractic care had not helped her.  The patient suffered from migraines

3x/wk and had missed over 2 months of school due to the pain.  Videofluoroscopic examination

of the cervical spine revealed a -45cm kyphosis. On cervical flexion, a C1 and C6 lock was

noted and upon cervical extension T1 and T2 were locked.


Intervention and Outcomes: Chiropractic care was administered over 6 visits and included

thermal scanning, radiographs, videofluoroscopy, toggle set instrument adjusting and pressure

adjustments based on the Nimmo-Tonus Technique.  The patient demonstrated a significant

improvement in her cervical curve upon review of a follow up videofluoroscopic examination and

her migraines were resolved.


Conclusion: The patient experienced subjective and objective improvement from the Pierce

Results System™ during chiropractic care.  Further research is recommended.


Key words: Pierce Results System,™ vertebral subluxation, chiropractic, pediatric migraine,

kyphosis, videofluoroscopy, and thermography

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