Inclusion of Chiropractic Care in Multidisciplinary Management of A Child With Prader-Willi Syndrome

Posting Date:  Jan 04, 2021

Title: 

Inclusion of chiropractic care in multidisciplinary management of a child with Prader-Willi syndrome: a case report. A ChiroSecure Research Update 

Abstract: 

The purpose of this paper is to present a case of a child with Prader-Willi syndrome and the observed improvement in the degree of scoliosis, immune function, and behavior documented during the course of her treatment. 

Discussion: 

A 7-year-old girl presented to Kentuckiana Children's Center with a 15 degrees lumbar levoscoliosis and diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome. The treatment plan consisted of chiropractic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, movement therapy, and nutritional therapy. Over the course of treatment, her muscle strength, tone, and motor activity increased. She improved in coordination of gait and balance. Over the course of 3 years, her scoliosis decreased to between 4 to 5 degrees. Improvements in immune function and a reduction in anxiety type behaviors were documented by the parents and doctor of chiropractic over the course of 5 years. 

Conclusion: 

This case report describes the improvements and progression of one female child with Prader-Willi syndrome under chiropractic and multidisciplinary care. 

Reference: 

Wittman RA, Vallone SA. Inclusion of chiropractic care in multidisciplinary management of a child with Prader-Willi syndrome: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2009 Dec;8(4):193-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcm.2009.08.001. https://europepmc.org/article/med/19948310