In a preliminary report titled The Efficacy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care on Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy: “All patients in this study had improvements in many areas which would be considered as subjective; muscle spasticity decreased, sleep patterns improved, decreased irritability, decreased pain, and decreased incidence of respiratory and other infections.” (1)
While there is a limited amount of studies in regards to cerebral palsy and chiropractic care, there are a significant amount of case studies involving benefits of chiropractic when it comes to muscle contractures, scoliosis, gait patterns, seizures, and many other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. CerebralPalsy.org discusses the potential benefits of chiropractic intervention as an alternative form of care for cerebral palsy patients. (2)
A thorough examination by an upper cervical chiropractor through the use of diagnostic imaging will be performed to see if an upper cervical misalignment is present. A correction will be given to the misalignment if one is revealed and this may help the individual regain some motor function as noted in the references. To learn more, schedule an appointment to see us today.
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1. Callins, KF et al. The Efficacy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care on Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Report. Chiropractic Pediatrics. 1994; 1(1):13-15.
2. Cerebralpalsyorg. c2019. Chiropractic Intervention. [Online]. [February 2019]. Available from: https://www.cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/solution/therapy/chiropractic-intervention