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Monday, 09 October 2017 17:08

Can Chiropractic Help Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome?

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Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), first described in children by Samuel Gee in 1882, is an increasingly commonly diagnosed disorder.  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 lived with CVS for 4 ½ years. She also suffered from headaches and stomachaches over the past two months.

According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine (abstract version) from the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (full pdf 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.” For further information on 

“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.”

If you or someone you know suffers from cyclical vomiting call Chait Chiropractic Center for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chait to see if chiropractic can help.  Call us today at 941-371-1070.