Lou Briegel, DC & Laurie Briegel, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ April 28, 2021 ~ Pages 26-31
Objective: To present a case report describing the chiropractic treatment of a patient diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss.
Clinical Features: A 9-year-old female was brought in seeking chiropractic care for bronchitis, upper back pain, headaches, and hearing loss in her left ear.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient received chiropractic adjustments in her upper cervical and thoracic spinal regions. The next day she reported being able to hear without the use of her hearing aid.
Conclusion: This case report detailed the chiropractic treatment of a 9-year-old female patient diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, which resolved after a single chiropractic adjustment. A possible mechanism for these results is presented, as well as a review of the literature dealing with hearing loss and chiropractic care. This may suggest a role for chiropractic care in the co-management of patients with sensorineural hearing loss.
Keywords: Sensorineural hearing loss, children, subluxation, chiropractic, adjustment