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
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