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CASE STUDY

 

Improved Gait, Balance and Coordination in an 85-year-old Male Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study

 

Nicole Moseson, B.S., D.C.

 

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ February 9, 2017 ~ Pages 1-4

 

Abstract


Objective: This case reports on the health outcomes in an elderly male undergoing chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation.  

Clinical Features: An 85-year-old male patient presented with a chief complaint of difficulty walking and poor posture. He had difficulty in standing up from a chair with no arms, and was also unsteady on his feet.  The patient was receiving medical care from various physicians for pre-existing comorbidities.

Interventions and Outcomes: The interventions that were performed on the patient included: Sacro-Occipital, Toggle, Activator and Diversified techniques.  These techniques were used to analyze the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.  

Conclusion: Over the course of chiropractic care the patient had the ability to get up from a chair with ease, and he had noticeable improvements in posture, gait, balance and coordination. He was able to decrease his prescription medication usage.

Keywords:
Chiropractic, geriatric, balance, coordination, adjustment, subluxation, manipulation, elderly, Diversified Technique, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Toggle, Activator