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Resolution of Brachioradial Pruritis, Vertigo & Neck Pain Following Introduction of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care:  A Case Study


William R. Davis Jr., DC Bio & Robert F. Basillio DC Bio


Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ April 18, 2011 ~ Pages 22-24



Objective: To report on resolution of symptoms associated with brachioradial pruritis in a patient undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxations.


Clinical Features: Thirty-seven year old female with history of brachioradial pruritis presented for chiropractic care. She also had complaints of neck stiffness and vertigo.  Objective indicators of vertebral subluxation were identified upon palpation, thermography, and radiographs.


Intervention & Outcomes: NUCCA chiropractic technique was utilized directed at reducing vertebral subluxations in the cervical spine.  After 2 ½ months of care, the symptoms associated with BRP had resolved.  


Conclusion: This paper describes the case of a 37 year old female with a past history of brachioradial pruritis. Dramatic improvement in the symptoms associated with the condition is noted following the introduction of upper cervical chiropractic care, concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Since it is impossible to generalize the results of a single case study to the population, additional research on brachioradial pruritis and its relationship to the cervical spine is warranted. 


Key Words: Brachioradial pruritis, NUCCA, Atlas Subluxation Complex, Upper Cervical Chiropractic, vertebral subluxation