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Improved Health Outcomes in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of the Literature

Christopher Tabick, D.C. & Jessica Quintero-Villa, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 9, 2017 ~ Pages 221-231



Objective: To report on positive health outcomes in a 39-year-old female diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) undergoing chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation.

Clinical Features:
A 39-year-old wheelchair bound female presented with a 20-year history of MS. Multiple brain lesions on pre-MRI confirmed the diagnosis. The patient’s condition was previously managed medically with increasing disability noted. She had multiple motor and sensory deficits, pain, visual loss and inability to ambulate. 

Intervention and Outcomes:
The patient was examined for vertebral subluxation and adjusted utilizing the toggle-recoil technique based on findings elicited from thermographic scans revealing pattern and X-rays revealing C2, C3 subluxation. The adjustments were given only at the C2 vertebral segment. The patient’s care plan was over 18-36 months. Post-MRI results revealed no active plaques in the brain. She experienced diminished MS symptomatology and functional improvement including the ability to ambulate.

The patient responded favorably to a course of vertebral subluxation-based chiropractic care. More research on chiropractic and MS is needed.

Key Words:
chiropractic, adjustment, vertebral subluxation, Knee-Chest solid head piece toggle-recoil-torque procedure/adjustment, brain stem compression, Multiple Sclerosis, MRI, thermography