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Kids 'n Chiro? A Case Study of 8 Year Old with Neck Pain, Headaches and Sinus Infections

When a child is suffering from sinus infections, headaches, and neck pain, American culture tells us to turn to over the counter drugs or surgery to treat our precious children. What if there was a natural solution to help our children suffering from such symptoms?

Dr. Curtis Fedorchuk, DC and Austin Cohen, B.S. D.C. published a Case Study of one such child in the Journal of Pediatric, (Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2009 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 1-8). This case study chronicles the resolution of chronic Otis Media, neck pain, headaches and sinus infection in an 8-year old girl who had struggled with these symptoms for three years. Before seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic, the child had previous treatment that included 2 tympanectomy surgeries bilaterally, several rounds of antibiotics, and sinus surgery. Despite these treatments, the child’s symptoms persisted.

When the parents of the girl introduced her to chiropractic, an X-ray of her neck showed a large misalignment, a severe segmental kyphosis from C2-C4. Following these exam findings, the chiropractic care for the girl focused on an increase in cervical curvature and a reduction of vertebral subluxation to better align her neck. After 29 visits focused on mirror image adjustments, exercises and traction to the neck, the girl reported a decrease in her headaches, sinus and ear pain. There was also a significant improvement to her neck alignment shown in a follow-up X-ray.

Case studies like this show both subjective and objective improvement from Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP) chiropractic care. Dr. Cummins is Advanced Certified in CBP and hopes to bring more people to better health through this natural, drug and surgury free way to better alignment and function. If you know an adult or a child who suffer from such symptoms and would like to see if chiropractic could help, find a chiropractor in your area. Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd. SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA (telephone 425-590-9158).

More information on this case study can be found here.