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Melissa Porter, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ July 29, 2019 ~ Pages 87-90



Objective: To discuss the positive health outcomes following chiropractic care in an infant suffering sleep disorder.

Clinical Presentation: A 7-month-old female presented by her mother as having difficulty sleeping. According to the infant’s mother, the patient was only sleeping a maximum of 2-3 hours at a time throughout the day.   

Treatment and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified Technique (i.e., “touch and hold” contact) at a frequency of once a week for 3-4 weeks, once every 2 weeks for 3 visits, and once a month for salutogenic care. After the first visit, the patient was immediately sleeping 9-10 hours through the night without issues. The patient was less fussy and agitated with each chiropractic visit along with continued sleep. 

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in infants with disordered sleep as a primary or secondary presenting complaint. We encourage further documentation of similar cases to inform clinical practice.

Key Words: Difficulty sleeping, insomnia, sleep disorder, vertebral subluxation, chiropractic, adjustment

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