Sinus and Respiratory Infections/Sinusitis

Sinus and Respiratory Infections/Sinusitis

A New Approach to the Upper Cervical Specific, Knee-Chest Adjusting Procedure: Part I Kessinger, RC; Boneva, DV; Chiropractic Research Journal 2000 SPR Vol. 7(1) Pgs. 14-32

Patient was a 27-year-old man with chronic sinusitis, headaches, nervousness, and insomnia. Examination revealed an atlas subluxation. Another patient was a 39-year- old woman, complaining of joint pain, depression, nearsightedness, headaches, difficulty breathing, and allergies. Her examination displayed findings consistent with a C1 subluxation.

Patients received the upper cervical knee-chest procedure adjustment. These patients demonstrated correction of their upper cervical subluxation via pre and post Blair protracto x-ray views, spinal thermography, and pelvic balance leg length equality examinations. Conclusion: The findings of these case studies indicate the upper cervical knee-chest procedure is a successful method for correcting the upper cervical subluxation

Upper respiratory infections in children. Fysh PN. Int’l Chiropractic Association Review March/April, 1990. From the paper:

Patients frequently attest to the rapid improvement in upper respiratory symptoms following adjustment of vertebral subluxations....Children who are afflicted with frequent bouts of any of the upper respiratory disorders should be carefully checked for evidence of cervical subluxations.

Blocked atlantal nerve syndrome in babies and infants. Gutman G. Manuelle Medizin (1987) 25:5-10.

From the abstract:

Three case reports are reviewed to illustrate a syndrome that has so far received far too little attention, which is caused and perpetuated in babies and infants by blocked nerve impulses at the atlas. The clinical picture ranges from central motor impairment and development through die cephalic impairments of vegetative regulatory systems to lowered resistance to infections, especially to ear-, nose- and throat infections.....Chiropractic can often bring about amazingly successful results because the therapy is a causal one.

The author mentions the case of an 18-month-old boy suffering from recurring tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, therapy resistant conjunctivitis and from colds, rhinitis, ear infections and sleep disturbances. The author writes:

“Immediately after (spinal adjustment) the child demanded to be put to bed and for the first time slept peacefully to the next morning. Previously disturbed appetite normalized completely. Conjunctivitis cleared completely. Chiropractic can often bring about amazingly successful results because the therapy is a causal one.”

Male Child - age 4 - Diagnosis: retardation, asthma, Down’s syndrome, immune dysfunction. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter, November 1996.

This patient had been evaluated at several clinics for the above disorders. He was on 11 medications on initial visit.After 4 months of chiropractic care (adjustment: Atlas ASR, with a toggle type thrust), all medications were withdrawn and the above diagnoses are being changed. Patient still under chiropractic care and very difficult to adjust - child does not want to lay or be on adjusting table - the patient is adjusted either in the mother’s arms or on her back using the mother as a “table.”

Not vocalizing well. Absence of T-cells, immune dysfunction, has colds all the time. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter. November 1996

This is the case of a 5 year old male who was diagnosed with malformation of cervical spine, and severe scoliosis. The child was not vocalizing well, had an absence of T-cells and immune dysfunction and had colds all the time. Surgery had been considered to correct skull positioning. The first series of adjustments were in a sitting position utilizing the infant toggle headpiece. The Atlas was adjusted ASL.

The child was re-evaluated in his native country and the medical staff stated that everything was now normal. The child returned to U.S. for care 6 months later. Vocabulary was now normal. Head position was normal. No colds evident during these months. Scoliosis was greatly reduced.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment applications for the emergency department patient. Paul, FA, Buser BR Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 1996;96:403-409.

From the abstract:

The emergency department (ED) setting offers osteopathic physicians multiple opportunities to provide osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as either the primary therapy or as an adjunct to the intervention. In doing so osteopathic physicians can decrease or eliminate the morbidity and symptoms associated with protracted dysfunction. Low back pain, chest pain, torticollis, asthma and sinusitis are some of the illnesses in which OMT should be implemented as part of the management plan….

Sinusitis associated with C1-C3 intersegmental dysfunction: a case report. Olsen E. et al Digest Chiropractic Economics Mar/Apr 1988;30(5):31

This is the case study of a31-year-old female with chronic sinusitis. The patient had suffered from this condition for 12 years. Care consisted of spinal adjustments to C-1, C-2, and C-3.

“Noticable” drainage and reduction of pressure occurred shortly after the adjustment. The headaches that accompanied the sinusitis also improved. However the benefits were short term and the problem returned in time.

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