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Symptomatic & Cognitive Improvement Following Chiropractic Care in a Patient with Concussion and Vertebral Subluxation

Case Report exhibits exciting results:

A case report reviews the outcome of chiropractic care in the case of a fifteen-year-old female with recent history of concussion, as published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health.  

A fifteen-year-old female presented with constant pain on the top of her head, headache, and difficulty concentrating after being hit on the head by the trunk door of a van. She was diagnosed with a concussion nine days after her initial injury. Two weeks after the diagnosis she sought out chiropractic care for her symptoms.

Over one fifth of emergency room visits from children age 5-24 are due to sports.  It is estimated that 5,000 American children are injured or die from sports related concussions per year.  Although concussion is normally associated with losing consciousness, it has been demonstrated that this does not happen in 90% of the cases.    

The patient was given specific spinal adjustments using the Activator technique. After 9 adjustments the patient showed improvement in her symptoms and was tested with the ImPACT concussion test. The patient’s cognitive efficiency index improved from 0.28 (pre injury) to 0.43 (after 9 adjustments).

This case report reviews the benefits of chiropractic care in the management of a patient with concussion. Further research is required to better understand how chiropractic adjustments can help patients suffering from concussion.

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