August 3, 2012
Latest Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Includes An Investigation of Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions in Infants Including a Case Series of KISS Diagnosed Children and Treated with Chiropractic at Teaching Clinic in the UK
The June 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP) includes several interesting papers and case studies including a study by Langkau and Miller on the etiology, presentation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in early infancy, integrating a case series of infants diagnosed with kinematic imbalance due to suboccipital sprain (KISS) and treated at AECC's teaching clinic in the UK with a critical review of the concept of KISS.
The study also compared the diagnosis and treatment recommended by Biedermann and that used in the teaching clinic. The authors found that musculoskeletal issues caused by birth trauma and intrauterine posture are commonly observable and early treatment recommended. Howeve,r they observed differences in treatment. The authors concluded that the radiologic evaluation recommended by Biedermann could not be justified without any red flags due to known radiation hazards and that his technique for treatment was much more forceful (70N) than that used at AECC (4N)..
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