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Miriam A. Mosley D.C., C.A.C.C.P. & Joshua J. Shideler D.C., B.C.A.O.

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ November 22 ~ Pages 43-46



Objective: To describe the management and resolution of failure to thrive and KISS symptomatology in an infant.

Clinical Presentation: A four-month-old male with a medical diagnosis of failure to thrive was presented for care. History revealed inadequate weight gain, severe allergies, and excessive crying beginning two weeks after birth.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient received chiropractic adjustments to reduce vertebral subluxation using an Atlas Orthogonal Instrument. Over 3.5 months of care, the patient’s atlas was adjusted six times. All prior symptoms resolved, the patient gained weight, and within six weeks of care, his body became symmetrical.

Conclusion:  Following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation, all symptoms resolved in this patient. Further research is needed in this area to determine the relationship of upper cervical spine misalignment and failure to thrive.

Keywords: Chiropractic, Atlas Orthogonal, upper cervical, failure to thrive, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, allergies

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