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CASE STUDY

 

Improvement in Cervical Curve, Dysautonomia and Quality of Life in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis using the Pierce Results System™: Case Study & Review of the Literature

Eric Jaszewski, D.C. & Connor LaVallie, D.C.
 

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ August 7, 2017 ~ Pages 131-141

 

Abstract


Objective: This paper presents the chiropractic management and care of a 26-year-old female with multiple sclerosis, numbness, neck pain, and vertebral subluxation complex.

Clinical Features:
A 26-year-old patient with multiple sclerosis presented to private practice. A complete history and objective examination involving analysis of instrumentation, x-rays, and videoflouroscopy using the Pierce Results System™ (PRS™) was conducted. Several vertebral subluxations and a cervical kyphosis were found in the cervical spine.

Intervention and Outcome:
Patient was seen twelve times in one month while receiving nine adjustments total utilizing PRS™ for vertebral subluxations and reducing patient’s symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. At reassessment, the patient’s cervical curve improved 60% and her musculoskeletal complaints, headaches, and numbness in the neck and arms improved.

Conclusion:
The PRS™ chiropractic management of multiple sclerosis related symptoms and associated cervical curve improvement was achieved through correction of vertebral subluxation. Manual and instrument assisted spinal adjustments were utilized as intervention and no other modalities or treatments were necessary to achieve such outcomes.

Key Words:
Chiropractic, Multiple Sclerosis, Vertebral Subluxation Complex, Thermography, Intrumentation, Videoflouroscopy, Cervical Kyphosis, Technique, Adjustment, Pierce Results System, Adjustment