Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a patient with medically diagnosed conversion disorder.
Clinical Features: The patient is an 11-yr-old girl with complaints of constant and uncontrollable tremors of both arms and right leg. Following negative medical examination findings for an organix lesion, the patient was medically diagnosed with conversion disorder. History examination revealed the patient had sustained multiple traumas to the head. Chiropractic examination revealed subluxation findings in both cranium and spine.
Intervention and Outcome: High velocity low amplitude thrusts to sites of spinal subluxations as well as cranial adjustments using Cranial-Sacral Tehnique. Chiropractic care resulted in the patient’s gross tremor movements being replaced with mild twitches and occurring only on occasion.
Conclusion: This case report demonstrates that patients with uncontrollable tremors may benefit from chiropractic care. We advocate further research in the role of chiropractic care in such patients.
Rebecca A. Peckels, DC 1 and Joel Alcantara, DC 2
- Private Practice of Chiropractic, Mineapolis, MN, USA
- Research Director, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Media, PA and Private Practice of Chiropractic, San Jose, CA, USA
This study was funded by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Media, PA
Joel Alcantara, D.C.
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
237 N Middletown Rd
Media, PA USA 19063
Presented at Canadian Consortium for Chiropractic Research. Montreal, Canada, July 9-12, 2004