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Diagnosis and chiropractic treatment of infant headache based on behavioral presentation and physical findings: a retrospective series of 13 cases.
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PMID:  19836606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This case series presents information on diagnosis and treatment of 13 cases of benign infant headache presenting to a chiropractic teaching clinic. CLINICAL FEATURES: A retrospective search was performed for files of infants presenting with probable headache revealing 13 cases of headache from 350 files. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOMES: Thirteen cases (6 females, 7 males) from 2 days old to 8.5 months old were identified by behavioral presentation, parental, or medical diagnosis. In the cohort, historical findings included: birth trauma, assisted birth, familial headache history and feeding difficulty. Examination and behavioral findings were grabbing or holding of the face, ineffective latching, grimacing and positional discomfort, rapping head against the floor, photophobia and anorexia. Posterior joint restrictions of the cervical spine were found in these cases. No cases of malignant headache were found. All infants received a trial of chiropractic care including manual therapy. CONCLUSION: This case series offers information about potential signs of benign infant headache. The patients in this study responded favorably to chiropractic management.
Aur??lie M Marchand; Joyce E Miller; Candice Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1532-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807107     Medline TA:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  682-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Private Practice, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Headache / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Infant Behavior*
Infant Care / methods
Infant, Newborn
Manipulation, Chiropractic / methods*
Physical Examination / methods
Retrospective Studies

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