To review the outcome of chiropractic care in the case of a fifteen-year-old female with a history of concussion.
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.
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
J of Ped, Maternal & Family Health 2014 Sep 30; 60-64.
Author information: Jean-Marc Slak DC – Private Practice of Chiropractic, Burlington, MA, Kyle Price, DC – Private Practice of Chiropractic, Simpsonville, SC.
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