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Resolution of Daily Cervicogenic Headaches in a 13-Year-Old Male Under Chiropractic Care

Shane Klingler DC & Joel Alcantara DC


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 82-85 



Objective: To describe in a case report format the chiropractic care of a child experiencing daily cervicogenic headaches concomitant with the presence of vertebral subluxations.


Clinical Feature:  The patient was a 13-year-old presenting with a chief complaint of daily headaches of several years duration. The patient denied trauma or triggering factors preceding his headaches nor any palliative care. 


Intervention and Outcome:  This patient was cared for with adjustments to the cervical and thoracic spine characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrust type adjustments. The patient’s headaches resolved during the course of chiropractic care consisting of 8 visits over a 2-month period. 


Conclusion:  This case documents significant improvements in headache related complaints in a pediatric patient after receiving conservative chiropractic care.


Key Words: headache, subluxation, child, chiropractic, adjustment, spinal manipulation 

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