Resolution of Neurological Tics and Reduction in Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report
Matthew W. McReynolds, D.C.Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 154 -158
Objective: To discuss the case of a pediatric patient with neurological tics who received effective chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: The patient was a 7-year-old male seeking chiropractic care for neurological tics. Physical examination revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical and thoracic regions.
Interventions and Outcomes: Diversified chiropractic technique, along with Activator Methods was used to reduce vertebral subluxations in the cervical and thoracic regions. Over the course of care, the frequency of tics reduced.
Conclusion: Resolution of neurological tics is described in a 7 year old male along with reduction of vertebral subluxations. More research is warranted in this area.
Key Words: Neurological tics, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, motor tics, Tourette’s