A Child that has a headache is not meant to be a normal occurrence, unfortunately we are seeing more and more children suffering headaches. This Case Study was performed at Caulfield Family Chiropractic and here are the finding.
A 9 year old child presented to his scheduled monthly appointment with complaints of headaches and dizziness. The day prior he had fallen backwards and the base of his skull on a concrete floor. Immediately afterwards he became dizzy and unable to walk without assistance. He was taken to hospital and later discharged, diagnosed with ‘mild concussion’.
On the day that the patient presented, he was able to walk but was still suffering from low energy, dizziness and headache.
Physical examination revealed no red flag or neurological symptoms. Palpation revealed a very tender and restricted left occiput. This particular patient always makes a fuss about his neck being adjusted but was happy to proceed at the time without complaint due to his symptoms.
Immediately after the adjustment the patient yelled aloud “THAT FELT AMAZING”, and stated that he had a near immediate relief of symptoms.
Cases like this highlight two things; 1) that early intervention generally results in rapid results and 2) that children generally ‘bounce back’ quickly, especially compared to adults. Imagine what may have happened if that neck was left uncorrected.
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