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Adjustive Treatment for Chronic Respiratory Ailment in a Five Year Old. Case Reports in Chiropractic Pediatrics

This is the story of a 5 ½ year old girl with a four-year history of what the parents called "bronchial congestion." She had pneumonia "several times a year" since she was 18 months old. In addition to he attacks of "bronchitis" she suffered from congestion and was wheezy after running and upon waking up in the morning. The father and mother both reported having allergies. Chiropractic Examination reveal subluxations at C-2, T-4 and L-5. At the second adjustment two days after the first the mother reported the child was not coughing as much and by the third visit a week later the mother reporting the child was breathing normally. Twelve adjustments were given over three months and the chief complaint did not recur. A follow-up call four years later revealed no recurrence.

Esch, S.   ACA J of Chiropractic December 1988.