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Case 10. Severe head tilt after an injury

Signs and Symptoms: Neck pain and obvious head tilt due to the neck injury.

 

Type of Trauma: Fell on the head on a trampoline.

 

Adjustments: Specific force (Instrument or machine: No manual manipulation was involved) applied on the affected vertebrae.

 

Outcome: Neck pain resolved and range of motion is restored to normal and the visual head tilt has regressed.



Background

A young male (In his teen) experienced a neck injury during a trampoline session. He landed awkwardly after a flip, leading to immediate pain and stiffness in his neck with a head tilt. Concerned about the severity of the injury, his parents sought medical attention.

Diagnosis

Upon visiting, an X-ray was recommended to accurately diagnose the extent of the injury. The X-ray revealed a severe curvature in the boy's neck, which was causing significant discomfort and a noticeable postural disturbance. This abnormal curvature was the source of his pain and limited mobility.


Treatment

The chiropractor developed a personalized treatment plan aimed at correcting the neck curvature. This plan included specific adjustments and manipulations to realign the spine and alleviate pressure on the affected area. The chiropractor also provided guidance on exercises and posture correction to support the treatment.

Recovery

Remarkably, the boy's recovery was swift. Within a few sessions, he reported a significant reduction in pain and improved neck mobility with restored head position. The chiropractic adjustments were effective in realigning the spine, and the teenager diligently followed the prescribed exercises and posture corrections. Within a few weeks, he had fully recovered, with no lingering pain or mobility issues.

Conclusion

This case highlights the critical role of prompt and accurate diagnosis in managing neck injuries, particularly in teenagers. The use of X-rays allowed for a specific diagnosis, enabling targeted chiropractic treatment that led to a quick recovery. Parents should be vigilant about neck injuries and seek immediate medical attention to ensure proper care. Early intervention can prevent long-term issues and facilitate a faster return to normal activities.

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