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Bova, J., Sergent, A. (2014) 'Chiropractic management of an 81-year-old man with Parkinson disease signs and symptoms', J Chiropr Med.2014 Jun;13(2):116-20.

J Chiropr Med.2014 Jun;13(2):116-20.

Chiropractic management of an 81-year-old man with Parkinson disease signs and symptoms

J Bova, A Sergent


Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management of a patient with Parkinson disease. Clinical features: An 81-year-old male with a 12-year history of Parkinson disease sought chiropractic care. He had a stooped posture and a shuffling gait. He was not able to ambulate comfortably without the guidance of his walker. The patient had a resting tremor, most notably in his right hand. Outcome measures were documented using the Parkinson's Disease Questionaire-39 (PDQ-39) and patient subjective reports. Intervention and outcome: The patient was treated with blue-lensed glasses, vibration stimulation therapy, spinal manipulation, and eye-movement exercises. Within the first week of treatment, there was a reduction in symptoms, improvement in ambulation, and tremor. Conclusion: For this particular patient, the use of alternative treatment procedures appeared to help his Parkinson disease signs and symptoms.

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