Chiropractic Technique May 1999; 11(2): 66-76
This paper is a single subject case history regarding a Down’s syndrome child with severe tachypnea, a history of chronic pneumonias, a failure to thrive, chronic fevers of unknown origin, and a possible atrial septal defect. Open heart surgery was suggested by the doctors who had previously evaluated the patient in hope of slowing his breathing and improving his failure to thrive. Since surgery was not imminent the patients parents sought conservative care at my office. The patient received nutritional and cranial therapeutic therapy which appeared to alleviate many of his symptoms within the first two to four months of treatment. As his breathing normalized and general health improved he no longer had need for surgery.