Brachioradial pruritis and cervical spine manipulation. Tait CP, Grigg E. Quirk CJ Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 1998; 59: 168-170.

Brachioradial pruritis (BRP) usually involves itching over one or both lateral elbows, though the back of the shoulder and the area between the shoulder blades can also be affected.

The authors (dermatologists) heard of this condition being relieved by manipulation and decided to survey patients. Of 14 patients, 6 reported a history of neck problems and reported relief following manipulation. Four patients reported no neck symptoms but relief from manipulation. For some the relief was permanent.

Reduction of psoriasis in a patient under Network Spinal Analysis Care: a case report. Behrendt M. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research Vol. 2, No.4, Dec 1998

This is the case of a 52-year-old white male with chronic psoriasis who was first diagnosed April 1992 and placed on 12.5 mg/week Methotrexate™ and oral immunosuppressant medication. By October 1997 the condition reduced from 6% body coverage with flares of 15-20% to a body coverage of 5%.

After approx. 6 weeks of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), patient was taken off oral medication. For 5 months since cessation of Methotrexate, the patient remained under NSA with no recurrence of psoriasis body coverage greater than 1%.

Eczema. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter July/August 1997.
This is the case of a 7 year-old girl with severe skin lesions covering much of her body “from her neck to her ankles.” She was diagnosed at age 4 and had been treated with cortisone creams with no success. Past history revealed a forceps delivery.

Chiropractic analysis revealed subluxation of C2. She was checked and adjusted 2 times per week. Within 4 weeks, she was 90-95% better.

Chiropractic management of a pediatric patient with eczema. Lacunza C, Waldron M, Tarr W. Life Work, 1995 (Summer); 3: 20-25.

This is the case of a 16-month-old female patient presented to a chiropractor with eczema lesions covering his entire body except for the diaper area. Her eczema began shortly after her mother added formula to her diet, along with breast milk. In addition to the skin condition, she also suffered from constipation.

The medical intervention suggested was cortisone therapy.

Chiropractic adjustments were administered. After two Alphabiotic ™ adjustments over a four day period, the eczema was reduced by 50% and she was napping longer. After three weeks (7 more adjustments), the eczema was almost gone. By 5 weeks, the eczema completely resolved.

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