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Resolution of Chronic Constipation and Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Care in a 6-Year-Old Female 


Matthew Horkey, BS, D.C. Bio  


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 51 -55




Objective: To report on the chiropractic care of a 6 year old female with subluxations, constipation and neck pain.


Clinical Features: A 6 year old female with constipation, neck pain, vertebral subluxations and gastrointestinal pain. 


Interventions and Outcomes:  High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments at specific vertebral locations were administered at the areas of vertebral subluxation.  Mother and patient reported bowel movements improving from once every 4-5 days to bowel movements every day along with resolution of neck pain.


Conclusion:  Successful chiropractic care for a patient with a challenge in lifestyle due to irregular and sporadic bowel movements.  Frequency of bowel movements was achieved as well as a decrease in gastrointestinal and cervical pain.


Key Words: Chiropractic, constipation, gastrointestinal tract, vertebral subluxation, pediatric 

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