June 10, 2009
Latest Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics includes interesting case studies, literature review on injuries sustained by adolescent cricket fast bowlers and a commentry on collaborative care for the breastfeeding infant
The June 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics includes five interesting case studies of chiropractic care, including co-management, of children diagnosed with various conditions from cryptorchidism to ADHD; a literature review of the injuries sustained by adolescent fast bowlers in the sport of cricket; and a commentary on the effectiveness of an integrative relationship between lactation consultants and chiropractors in the care of the breastfeeding infant.
The five case studies describe knee pain in 14-year old boy and correct steps in making a correct diagnosis; chiropractic care of a child with cryptorchidism; chiropractic care of a patient with pregnancy-related posterior pelvic pain; co-management of fractured clavicle in an 18-month-old toddler; and chiropractic management of a six-year-old child with ADHD.
The literature review of the incidence and etiology of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in adolescent cricket fast bowlers shows that chiropractic care is very effective when used at the onset of the spondylolytic, spondylolisthesis injury, but for second and subsequent injuries management of the injury additionally requires rest and graduated return to activity. It is concluded that the clinician at the onset should completely analyze the spine, pelvis and extremities to ensure that correct biomechanical function occurs during the bowler's fast delivery action.
The final paper is a commentary on lactation consultants and chiropractors co-managing the care of breastfeeding infants in order to help them develop as they should. Lactation consultants today are being faced with increasing numbers of infants whose innate competency is threatened because of non-physiologic birth situations. It is the authors' conclusion that chiropractic intervention, when applied skillfully and in collaboration with the lactation consultant can support full competency in feeding and offer the infant the opportunity to reclaim his or her full potential.
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