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Chiropractic Adjustments and Erb's Palsy: A Case Study

Chiropractic care of a patient presenting to the author's chiropractic office, with obstetrical brachial plexus injury at the level of C5-C6 nerve roots (Erb's Palsy). Brachial plexus injuries are most commonly seen in newborns and are usually caused by traction and excessive lateral flexion of the head and neck during delivery.

Patient: A two-month old black female presented with obstetrical brachial plexus injury (Erb's Palsy). This infant had been under the care of several medical pediatricians without resolution.

 

Conclusion: The infant had complete resolution of her condition with no complications or residual impairments under chiropractic care.

Hyman CA,   Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Oct. 1997;2(2) pp. 157-60..