Depression, ligament instability and chronic pain improvement concomitant with a course of concentrated Chiropractic Care: A case report
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: A 65-year-old female presented for care with a primary concern of worsening depression and chronic pain. Further investigation revealed cervical ligament instability, hypertension, abnormally high surface spinal EMG readings, and multiple subluxations. She commenced a course of concentrated chiropractic care whereby she received 41 spinal adjustments and a number of other supports via the Averio Functional Neurological Technique.
Discussion: Following one week of concentrated care, the patient self-reported significant decreases in negative thinking and depressive symptoms. Post-care tests revealed normalization of Fakuda’s and King Devick’s tests and reductions in subluxations coinciding with a reduction in patient-reported pain levels.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care may be of value in the management of depression and chronic pain. Further research is required to determine the mechanisms.
Reference: McIvor C, Postlethwaite R, Kolterman S, Martin A. Depression, ligament Instability and chronic pain improvement concomitant with a course of concentrated Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2023;3.3 URL apcj.net/Papers-Issue-3-3/#AverioDepressionChronicPain