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Sleep Apnea

Resolution of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation

Kahlid Mankal, B.S., D.C. & Meghan Jenks, B.S., DC

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 12, 2017 ~ Pages 113-118


Objective: The purpose of the study is to provide a detailed report on the improvement and reduction of symptoms of a patient diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by way of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) chiropractic care.

Clinical features: A 51-year-old male presented with an eight-year history of sleeping problems associated with sleep apnea.

Intervention and outcomes: The chiropractic care administered was CBP protocol, a technique based on restoring the normal three-dimensional curvatures to the spine.  Myo-Vision Thermography (thermal scan) was used to measure the patient’s progress throughout the course of treatment.

Conclusion: This case demonstrates the reduction and improvement of obstructive sleep apnea and associated sleeping problems following consistent subluxation-based chiropractic care in a 51-year-old male.  This case provides additional evidence to the literature of the positive effects subluxation-based care can have on the improvement of obstructive sleep apnea.  It is necessary to note that additional chiropractic studies on the topic are required to further support the evidence.

Keywords: Chiropractic, Chiropractic Biophysics Technique, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Myo-Vision Thermogpraphy, Subluxation, adjustment, manipulation

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