Monthly Archives: June 2012

Resolution of Infertility followed by a healthy pregnancy and delivery with Chiropractic.

Resolution of Infertility followed by a healthy pregnancy and delivery with Chiropractic.

In the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health published on March 12, 2012.  there was an article documenting the resolution of infertility in a woman previously diagnosed with a case of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a condition resulting from an imbalance of women’s female sex hormones, can lead to infertility and affects approximately 6.6 % of reproductive aged women.

The authors of the study start by reporting that infertility is a widespread problem that affects one in five couples.  Of these it is estimated that 60% are due to a female health problem.  As a result, 9.3 million women seek infertility treatment, at some point during their lives.

In this case, a 29-year-old woman previously diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and infertility sought chiropractic care.  The study states that she had been unable to become pregnant for six months.  She had been to a medical practitioner one week earlier but had heard that chiropractic care could be helpful, and then she sought chiropractic care.

During a chiropractic examination it was determined that subluxations were present in multiple areas of the woman’s spine, resulting in nerve system interference.  A series of chiropractic spinal adjustments were initiated to correct the subluxations.

The study reports that after two months of care of the patient was told by her medical doctor that she was pregnant.  It was estimated that the woman became pregnant between the second and fifth chiropractic visit.  The study reports that the pregnancy was normal and that the woman delivered a healthy 6 lbs. 7 oz. baby girl after an all natural labor.

In their discussion and conclusion the authors discussed how subluxations could cause infertility by stating, “A subluxation is characterized by a dysfunction of the nervous system that results in widespread physiological changes and altered health status.”  The authors discussed the additional benefits in this case by noting, “Following initiation of chiropractic care, the patient not only became pregnant, but also reported improvements in many facets of her life, including improved sleep, better dietary choices, increased water consumption, and an improvement in her ability to exercise.”

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Child with Bedwetting, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) helped with Chiropractic.

Child with Bedwetting, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) helped with Chiropractic.

In the January 30, 2012 issue of the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, there was a case study documenting the resolution of bedwetting and improvement of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The authors of the study note that between five and six million children over the age of 6 are affected by bedwetting in the United States.  They also report that it is estimated that approximately 1 and 110 children in the United States suffer from ASD, and it is found to be more common among boys than in girls.

In this case, a six year old boy who was bedwetting was brought to the chiropractor.  At age 2, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and exhibited the symptoms of that problem he arrived for care.

The boy’s mother reported that her pregnancy with her son was difficult, and she noted that she had taken Loevoxyl for hypothyroidism throughout the pregnancy.  She also stated that the child’s hospital delivery and birth were traumatic, resulting in a cesarean section.  The boy’s mother reported that through his childhood so far, he had multiple falls, and suffered from numerous bouts of ear infections.

A chiropractic examination was performed, which led to the conclusion of the presence of a subluxation in the upper neck, (atlas).  Chiropractic adjustments were then initiated for correction of the atlas subluxation, and follow-up examination procedures were performed during the course of care.

The mother noted that her son had completely stopped wetting his bed after the first visit.  As care continued, she also reported that she observed a 70% improvement in his ASD, and noticed that he had performed better in school and displayed greater social skills.

In their conclusion the authors wrote, “This case study explores the possible link between the objective reduction of vertebral subluxation and the resolution of nocturnal enuresis, as well as the subjective improvement in the behavioral patterns of a child diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.”

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