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CASE STUDY

 

Resolution of Post-Concussion Seizures Following Atlas Orthogonal Technique
 

Roy Sweat DC Bio & Trena Adams DC Bio

 

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ November 3, 2011 ~ Pages 66-70

 

Abstract


Objective: To discuss seizure disorders secondary to head trauma and their resolution following reduction of subluxation utilizing Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique.

 

Clinical Features: A 76-year-old female suffering from post concussion seizures for a ten year duration, fluctuating blood pressure, visual disturbances, decreased hearing, wide gait, and an abnormal walking pattern. 

 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was adjusted following the Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic protocol.  Precision adjustments were applied to the atlas using the Atlas Orthogonal percussion instrument.  Immediately after the first adjustment the patient experienced a more normal gait and resolution of her altered walking pattern.  The patient was managed for a duration of two months and reported a complete recovery from seizures, altered walking pattern, blood pressure stability and improved hearing.

 

Conclusion: Improvement in seizures and related sequelae followed the introduction of specific chiropractic care to reduce upper cervical subluxation. More research in this area is necessary.

 

Key Words: Atlas Orthogonal, chiropractic, seizures, vertebral subluxation, hearing loss, gait disturbance, blood pressure, hypertension, vertebral artery, cervical spine