Health Topics

constipationCase Studies:

The effect of chiropractic care on an infant with problems of constipation. Marko, S. Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 No. 3 Dec. 1994. Infant began having constipation at age 6 months when solid foods were introduced. In order for her to have a bowel movement she had to be in a warm bath with her legs up and her abdomen massaged. At one point, the baby actually became impacted and emergency care was needed. Was not uncommon for her to go a week to ten days between bowel movements. After the second chiropractic, adjustment patient had a bowel movement all by herself. Within two weeks began having regular bowel movements by herself every two or three days. At 23 months, the patient began to walk and she has at least one totally normal bowel movement every day.

Other Publications:

Expect a miracle. Kendzior AT, Sarasota, FL. ICPA Newsletter Jan/Feb 1998. “My son took a serious fall as a baby and immediately stopped having bowel movements. After months, I was told that we might need to do an exploratory surgery to
determine if there was a blockage. I had been trying to adjust him, but was not sure what I was feeling. Dr. Larry Webster examined him, adjusted him and taught me how to locate subluxations in a babyʼs lumbar spine. It was miraculous, the next day he started having normal bowel movements. This miracle response to an adjustment I now know is very common in kids. This same child started severely stuttering at the age of two. This was correlated to his fall. Finally, I attended another course with Dr. Webster who shared with me the Webster Cranial Technique. He assured me that it had helped children with stuttered speech, epilepsy, and learning disabilities. He advised me that before my son got better he might appear worse, but within two weeks he would stop stuttering completely. Sure enough, two weeks to the day that I started adjusting him, he stopped stuttering. This was a child who previously repeated a word twenty times and then, frustrated, gave up.

Peer Reviewed Journals:

Manipulative therapy of upper respiratory tract infections in children. Purse FM. J Am Osteopathic Assoc. 1966; 65(9): 964-72.

In a case study of over 4,600 incidents of upper respiratory tract infections, only 5% of cases treated with spinal manipulative therapy developed secondary complications. As shown in this study, the results are superior to those obtained by antimicrobial therapy or symptomatic therapy alone. It would seem unnecessary to use any therapy other than manipulative therapy. Prescribing anti microbial agents because of uncertainty of diagnosis or because of pressure from the family is no substitute for application of good principles of medicine.

The atlas fixation syndrome in the baby and infant. Gutmann G. Manuelle Medizin 1987 25:5-10, Trans. Peters RE

The common cold, pattern sensitivity and contrast sensitivity. Smith AP, ET al. Psychological Medicine, 1992; 22:487-494.

This evidence indicates a possible link between vertebral subluxation complex, susceptibility to the common cold and vision sensitivity. Other Publications:

Upper respiratory infections in children. Fysh, P.N., International Review of Chiropractic, Jul/Aug 1990.

References from Koren Publicationsʼ brochure: Colds, Flu and Chiropractic

Chopra, D. Quantum Healing. New York: Bantam Books, 1989, p. 142.

Jackson, G.G. “The Common Cold.” In Cecil-Loeb Textbook of Medicine. 13th edition, ed. P. Beeson, and W. McDermott. Phila: Saunders, 1971, p. 361. Interview, Valeric, C.: The American Chiropractor. Sept. 1989.

Purse, F.M. “Manipulative Therapy of Upper Respiratory Infections.” Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 1966.

Goldstein, M. Ed. The Research Status of Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health, 1975.

Schmidt, I.C. “Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy As a Primary Factor in the Management of Upper, Middle and Pararespiratory Infections”. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 61;6, pp. 382-88.

Rumney, I.C. “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Infectious Diseases”. Osteopathic Annals, July 1974, pp. 29-33.

Mendelsohn, R. The Peopleʼs Doctor, A Medical Newsletter for Consumers, 9;6 p.7. P.O. Box 982, Evanston, Il. 60204. Ibid.

10.Center for Disease Control, Influenza Branch, Jan. 24/25, 1985.

11.Scripps-Howard News Service reports, Nov. 5, 1986.

12.Mendelsohn, R., op cit