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Improvement in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Network Spinal Analysis Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature

Peter Fox, D.C. & Shannon Martin, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ September 28, 2017 ~ Pages 169-175



Objective: This case study focuses on a 35-year-old male who presented to the office with complaints of post-deployment Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms that interfered with his ability to function on a daily basis. This study highlights the role of Network Spinal Analysis care in the improvement of PTSD symptoms in this individual.

Clinical Features:
The patient presented to the office for assistance reducing his emotional stress due to post-deployment PTSD. He stated that he wished to become more resilient and gain the ability to cope with stress more effectively. His past health history included group and individual talk therapy with little improvement in PTSD symptoms.

Intervention and Outcomes:
A self-rated health questionnaire was administered before and after care to measure self-reported outcomes in PTSD symptomatology. An initial examination and a post examination were performed to determine the levels of vertebral subluxation and adverse mechanical cord tension (AMCT). The patient received six weeks of Network Spinal Analysis care for a total of 12 visits. During each visit, an entrainment was performed in which light contacts to the cervical spine and sacrum were administered to address vertebral subluxations and AMCT.

This case demonstrates improvement in post-deployment PTSD symptoms over a 6-week period of Network Spinal Analysis care.

Key Words:
Chiropractic, Adjustment, Subluxation, Network Spinal Analysis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reorganizational Healing, Anxiety, Stress, HPA-Axis, Dysafferentation, Neurodystrophic