Elizabeth Smolick-Reese, DC & Jason Balthaser, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2017 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 169-177
Objective: To report on the positive health outcomes of a toddler with Lissenencephaly and seizures undergoing chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A two-year-old female patient presented with a chief complaint of daily seizures stemming from lissencephaly. Positive pediatric orthopedic and neurological findings were noted along with subluxations.
Intervention and Outcome: Vertebral subluxations were located and reduced using a combination of Logan Basic, Diversified Full Spine, and Cranial-Sacral Chiropractic Techniques. The toddler’s seizures reduced along with improved motor control and coordination following chiropractic care.
Conclusion: Two months of chiropractic care assisted in the reduction of seizures, improved motor control and coordination in a two-year-old patient with a diagnosis of lissencephaly. Further research is encouraged to evaluate the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the management of patients with seizure disorders.
Key Words: Chiropractic, Pediatric Seizure Disorders, lissencephaly, Developmental Milestones, Diversified Technique, Logan Basic Technique, Cranial-Sacral Technique, Vertebral subluxation, Adjustment, Spinal manipulation