Jennifer Wozniak DC & Shelia Kim DC
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ January 3, 2023 ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 1-10
Objective: To report on the outcomes of a female adult patient suffering from allergy-induced asthma undergoing subluxation-based chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 38-year-old female who presented with the primary complaint of allergy-induced asthma. She reported that she had been suffering from asthma since her teenage years. She also complained of allergies, chronic sinus issues, headaches, and leg numbness in her right leg. The patient did not have any previous chiropractic care and was not taking any medications at the time of care.
Interventions and Outcomes: Specific Torque Release Technique adjustments were delivered using the handheld IntegratorTM instrument to subluxations within the spine over the course of six months. Surface electromyography and thermography were monitored at the beginning of care and at two progress assessments using the Insight Subluxation StationTM scanning technology. After six months of care, the patient reported complete improvement in her asthma and allergies as well as improvement in her other complaints.
Conclusion: The results of this case suggest that specific chiropractic adjustments delivered to primary subluxations can be beneficial to people with allergic asthma. It is recommended that further research be performed to assess the benefits of chiropractic care in the management of people with asthma.
Key Words: chiropractic, adjustment, spinal manipulation, asthma, allergy, Torque Release TechniqueTM, subluxation, sinus, thermography