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Chiropractic care of acute low back pain and incidental spina bifida occulta: a case report

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J Chiropr Med.2014 Dec;13(4):273-7.

Authors:

G P Cofano, B C Anderson, E R Stumpff

Abstract.

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic care of an adolescent with acute low back pain and incidental finding of spina bifida occulta managed with high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation. Clinical features: A 10-year-old boy was referred for chiropractic care by his pediatrician for the management of low back pain after a fall 3 days prior. Examination and medical records revealed the patient also had spina bifida occulta at the level of L5. Intervention and outcome: High-velocity low-amplitude treatment for lower back pain showed resolution of patient's pain after 6 visits. No adverse effects were reported. Conclusion: An adolescent patient with lower back pain and incidental finding of spina bifida occulta improved with a course of care that included with high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation therapy.

Publication Date: 

2014 Dec

OEID: 

5543

Cofano, PG., Anderson, CB., Stumpff, RE. (2014) 'Chiropractic care of acute low back pain and incidental spina bifida occulta: a case report', J Chiropr Med.2014 Dec;13(4):273-7.

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