The 9-year-old girl reported on in the study had bronchitis, upper back pain, headaches, and hearing loss. She had experienced sharp upper back pain for several days and was diagnosed with bronchitis. She had also been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, in which she had to begin wearing a hearing aid.
The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her neck, upper back, and low back. Restrictions and tender areas were also noted throughout all her spinal muscles. X-rays confirmed the structural shifts. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.
Following chiropractic care, she experienced immediate relief as her hearing was restored. She did not need to use her hearing aid the next day in school and she also began to be able to hear whispers from her mother.
The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population.
Resolution of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in a 9-Year-Old Child Following Chiropractic Case: A Case Report. Lou Briegel, DC & Laurie Briegel, DC. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ Volume, 2021 ~ Pages