Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is an increasingly commonly diagnosed disorder, especially among children. The disabling disorder is characterized by frequent, recurrent severe vomiting. It is associated with a family history of migraine, and children with CVS typically develop migraines as they age. Now a case study offers hope for families with children struggling with CVS.
The study followed a 7-year old girl who had endured CVS for 4 ½ years. She also suffered from headaches and stomachache over the past two months.
According to the study, “the patient received low-force chiropractic spinal manipulation to her upper cervical spine. There was improvement in her symptoms within an hour after the chiropractic manipulation. Her symptoms only returned after direct trauma to her neck. The recurring symptoms again disappeared immediately after treatment.”
“This case study suggests that there may be a role for the use of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for treating cyclic vomiting syndrome,” note the researchers. “Controlled studies are necessary to aid our understanding of this finding.”
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine – December 2010;9:179-183.