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Cortical Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Recurring Otitis media: A Case Study in Chiropractic Management

A 5-year-old boy with recurring middle-ear infections at one-month intervals who had been diagnosed with cortical blindness (the eyes functioned properly but the vision center in the brain was damaged), cerebral palsy, epilepsy and severe drain damage, secondary to possible aborted crib death or viral encephalitis. His mother reported he had been a very healthy baby until, "Two days following a well-child checkup with an inoculation," the child became "colicky" and developed a mild upper respiratory infection with fever.

After putting him to sleep, he became cyanotic, gasping for air and nonresponsive. In the emergency room, he was cyanotic, in shock and unresponsive. Child remained on Phenobarbital for over 1½ years then placed on Dilantin. Multiple specialists said he would never walk, speak, regain his vision or progress in school. He was having 30 grand mal and complex seizures a day and otitis media once per month. "Upon presentation, the patient was non-ambulatory, uncommunicative and non-responsive with a constant loud vocal drone and almost constant writhing torsocephalic motions. His gross motor coordination included reaching out with his hands and rolling over onto all fours."

Chiropractic Management:   "Correction of the atlanto-occipital subluxation was chosen as the first to be adjusted." Afterwards the mother noted that he had his first good-night sleep in weeks. After the second adjustment seizures reduced to only 10 a day, vocal drone became a quiet intermittent moan and he began to clap his hands.

During the next week patient had become more alert, sitting up and looking around, responded to sounds and seizures decreased to 5 per day. Pupillary reflexes returned to nor-mal, almost all writhing motions had ceased, ears were clear of effusion. By the third week, seizures were five per day grand mal seizures had stopped. He was sleeping through the nights. For the first time in his life he vocalized "dada" and began vowel sounds. Overall, spasticity had deceased in all extremities. He began showing find motor skills. He had his first month free from otitis media in 9 months.

By end of fifth week was seen by an ophthalmologist who noted a drastic improvement with recovery of central field vision. Seizures reduced to three per day. Saying more words and improved fine motor coordination. By the 7-12 weeks, seizures reduced to staring spells which saying his name brought him out of. Over the next 10 months improvement continued. All epileptic was removed and neurologist declared him non-epileptic. He remained from of ear infections. His vision improved to the point where he was prescribed glasses. Vocabulary continued to increase. He was learning to feed himself and was potty training. He was able to walk slowly with assistance.

Comment:   This appears to be a vaccine related injury, especially since cerebral edema is a sign of vaccine damage. Also encephalopthy has been noticed in the medical literature as a possible reaction to the DTP inoculation. Upon discussion with the author of this paper it was learned that the medical personnel did not tell the parents their child was possibly vaccine injured.

Amalu WC,   Today's Chiropractic   May/June 1998 pp.16-25.