A new case report indicates that chiropractic care may mitigate Tourette’s syndrome and related neurological issues.
The study followed a 45-year-old man with a history of fatigue, Tourette’s syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, and Calcinosis, Raynaud’s, Esophageal thickening, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasia (CREST) syndrome.
According to the report, “the patient stuttered while he spoke and had an uncoordinated stagger as he walked. The patient had tremors in his arms and hands. Postural analysis and A-P cervico-thoracic x-ray showed a 16° right lateral tilt of C5-T4 segments relative to vertical, a 20° left cervico-dorsal (mid-neck scoliosis) angle, a 22mm right lateral translation of C2 relative to T4. Lateral cervical showed a 20° cervical lordosis with a 20° atlas plane angle. All measurements were based on CBP® [Chiropractic BioPhysics] protocol for x-ray line drawing.”
The patient received chiropractic care 3 times a week for 12 weeks, then 2 times a week for a year.
“After a few months of care the patient’s wife reported improvements in his energy level and that the tremors were decreasing. After a year of care the patient was markedly improved. Follow-up radiograph showed a C5-T4 lateral tilt angle to vertical of 5° to the right (an 11° improvement), the cervico-dorsal angle was 8.5° to the left (11.5° improvement), and the lateral translation of C2 relative to a vertical line up through the center of T4 vertebra was 6mm to the right (16mm improvement).”
JVSR – August 18, 2010;1-9.