Lauren Millman, D.C. Bio Thomas Forest, D.C. Bio Todd Hubbard, D.C., M.S. Bio
J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2012 Oct;10:85-91
Objective: To review the effectiveness of care using a specific upper cervical technique in the case of a 10-year-old male patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Clinical Features: This case report describes the changes in subjective pain and weight bearing following specific upper cervical care of a 10-year-old boy with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Intervention: Upon initial examination, indications of uppercervical subluxation were evident, based upon radiographic findings, thermography, and leg length inequality. Care utilizing a specific upper cervical technique protocol (Blair upper cervical technique) was administered in order to correct the upper cervical subluxation.
Outcome: Although still an ongoing case, the following report is a detailed 10-month record of this 10-year-old boy’s response to his upper cervical technique, including a decrease in symptoms associated with CRPS Type 1, noting them as less frequent, of less duration and decreased severity.
Conclusion: Due to the marked and timely improvement of this patient, this case report exhibits the need for further investigation into the use of a non-invasive, light-force, cost-effective, and highly specific approach to correcting upper cervical subluxations which have an effect on this condition and potentially similar cases.
(Editor's note: Remember the objective of upper cervical care is to correct head neck misalignment that is interfering with proper brain to body communication. When this is corrected the body functions at a higher level and can often correct other problems more efficiently on its own. Please do not confuse upper cervical care as a treatment for any condition, disease or symptom.)