Adjusting the febrile pediatric patient. Peet, JB Chiropractic Pediatrics, 1996; Vol 2 No.3: 11-12.

This is the study of a three year old female with recurring fever of unknown origin once or twice per month. The girl had suffered from repeated sinus and upper respiratory infections during her first year of life and had been given aspirin and other medications to lower the fever. The child began chiropractic care and during the next eight months she had only two additional fever episodes.

Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Biedermann H. J. Manual Medicine 1992, 6:151-156.

The author had treated more than 600 babies for suboccipital strain; 135 who were available for follow-up were reviewed in this case series report.

The suboccipital strain’s main symptoms include torticollis, fever of unknown origin, loss of appetite and other symptoms of CNS disorders, swelling of one side of the facial soft tissues, asymmetric development of the skull, hips, crying when the mother tried to change the child’s position, and extreme sensitivity of the neck to palpation. Most patients in the series required one to three adjustments before returning to normal. “Removal of suboccipital strain is the fastest and most effective way to treat the symptoms...one session is sufficient in most cases. Manipulation of the occipito-cervical region leads to the disappearance of problems....”

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