Improved Health Outcomes in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient
Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report &
Review of the Literature
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research , Volume 2017
Christopher Tabick, D.C. & Jessica Quintero-Villa, D.C.
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 9, 2017 ~ Pages 221-231
Objective: To report on positive health outcomes in a 39-year-old female
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) undergoing chiropractic care to
reduce vertebral subluxation.
Clinical Features: A 39-year-old wheelchair bound female presented with a
20-year history of MS. Multiple brain lesions on pre-MRI confirmed the
diagnosis. The patient’s condition was previously managed medically with
increasing disability noted. She had multiple motor and sensory deficits,
pain, visual loss and inability to ambulate.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was examined for vertebral
subluxation and adjusted utilizing the toggle-recoil technique based on
findings elicited from thermographic scans revealing pattern and X-rays
revealing C2, C3 subluxation. The adjustments were given only at the C2
vertebral segment. The patient’s care plan was over 18-36 months. Post-MRI
results revealed no active plaques in the brain. She experienced diminished
MS symptomatology and functional improvement including the ability to
Conclusions: The patient responded favorably to a course of vertebral
subluxation-based chiropractic care. More research on chiropractic and MS
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