Vestibular Vertigo Improved Following Chiropractic in a 44-Year-Old Stroke Patient: A Case Study & Review of Literature
Drew Rubin DC & Chrisavi Cuviello DC
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 25, 2021 ~ Volume 2021 ~ Pages 62-67
Objective: To report on the positive health outcomes following chiropractic in a post stroke patient suffering from vertigo.
Clinical Features: A 44-year-old female diagnosed with vertigo of one year duration and a history of stroke and high blood pressure presented with signs of vertebral subluxation. These symptoms resulted in her being unable to sit and drive due to fear of losing coordination and balance and she could not sit and type.
Interventions and Outcomes: The patient received Morter Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T) to address vertebral subluxations over the course of seven visits. Radiographic analysis was used to determine misalignments in the cervical spine. Physical exam revealed positive pathological Babinski reflex, abnormal eye accommodations, and abnormal eye pursuit. The initial frequency of care was one visit per week for four weeks, then 1 visit every other week for a total of seven visits. Through the course of chiropractic care the patient reported decreased frequency and severity of vertigo attacks, and the physical re-exam documented her eye accommodation and pathological reflexes were within normal limits after four visits of care. The patient was able to drive again and typing no longer caused vertigo attacks.
Conclusion: This case report describes an adult female who reported decreased frequency and severity of vertigo attacks after beginning chiropractic care. Her case serves as one of several studies that describe how chiropractic care may be beneficial for patients with vertigo. Further research is necessary to assess the affect chiropractic may have in helping people with vertigo.