Symptomatic Arnold-Chiari malformation and cranial nerve dysfunction: a case study of applied kinesiology
cranial evaluation and treatment.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 May;28(4):e1-6. PMID: 15883570
Scott Cuthbert, Charles Blum
OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of possible effects of Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) and to offer chiropractic approaches and theories for treatment of a patient with severe visual dysfunction complicated by ACM. CLINICAL FEATURES: A young woman had complex optic nerve neuritis exacerbated by an ACM type I of the brain. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Applied kinesiology chiropractic treatment
was used for treatment of loss of vision and nystagmus. After treatment, the patient's ability to see, read, and perform smooth eye tracking showed improvement. CONCLUSION: Further studies into applied kinesiology and cranial treatments for visual dysfunctions associated with ACM may be helpful to evaluate whether this single case study can be representative of a group of patients who might benefit from this care.
Article Published Date : May 01, 2005