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Chiropractic Care of a 3-year-old Male with Sleep Disordered Breathing Syndrome

Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Volume 38 Issue 2 (Jun 2008)

Abstract: Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a patient with a chief complaint of 'sleeping problems.' Clinical Features: A 3-yr-old boy with 'sleeping problems' characterised as loud snoring, episodes of 'breath-holding' and disturbed continuous sleep by awakening several times per night is cared for with chiropractic. His health history revealed recurrent sinusitis, one episode of bronchitis, episodes of otitis media and bronchitis. The child experienced no obvious injuries, according to his parents. Previous medical care seemed ineffective, a motivation for chiropractic intervention. Intervention and Outcome: The patient received chiropractic care based on the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). Contact-specific, high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) type thrusts were applied to sites of vertebral subluxations along with craniosacral therapy. Following 5 visits, the patient's sleep was significantly improved. Conclusion: This case study may demonstrate a link between sleep disorders and its amelioration through chiropractic care. We advocate for more research in this field.

To cite this article: Alcantara, Joel; Desilets, Julie and Oman, Rosemary E. Chiropractic Care of a 3-year-old Male with Sleep Disordered Breathing Syndrome [online]. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 38, No. 2, Jun 2008: 69-74. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=163220123645718;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1036-0913. [cited 29 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Alcantara, Joel; Desilets, Julie; Oman, Rosemary E; Source: Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 38, No. 2, Jun 2008: 69-74 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1036-0913 Subject: Sleep disorders--Alternative treatment; Chiropractic--Practice; Sleep apnea syndromes in children; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Research Director, International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Private Practice of Chiropractic, San Jose, California

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