Common Cold

Manipulative therapy of upper respiratory tract infections in children. Purse FM. J Am Osteopathic Assoc. 1966; 65(9): 964-72.

In a case study of over 4,600 incidents of upper respiratory tract infections, only 5% of cases treated with spinal manipulative therapy developed secondary complications. These results are superior to antimicrobial or symptomatic therapy alone. The author states: “Prescribing antimicrobial agents because of uncertainty of diagnosis or because of pressure from the family is no substitute for application of good principles of medicine.”

The common cold, pattern sensitivity and contrast sensitivity. Smith AP, ET al. Psychological Medicine, 1992; 22:487-494.

This evidence indicates a possible link between vertebral subluxation complex, susceptibility to the common cold and vision sensitivity.

Upper respiratory infections in children: a chiropractic approach. Fysh, P.N., International Review of Chiropractic, 1990 Mar/April 29-31.

A thorough examination of the neck should be performed periodically on healthy infants and children and on all those with respiratory illnesses.

The atlas fixation syndrome in the baby and infant. Guttmann G. Manuelle Medizin 1987 25:5-10, Trans. Peters RE

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