Research: Improvement of Symptoms associated with Myasthenia Gravis

human-skeleton-163715_1280Chiropractic Management of a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis and Vertebral Subluxations

63 year old male myasthenia gravis(confirmed by a medical doctor),  presented to a chiropractic office with the following complaints: dysphagia, nausea, digestive problems. weakness of eye muscles, difficultly breathing, myopia, diplopia and headaches.  He was taking Mestinon 3-4 times a day for his symptoms and under care of a medical doctor.

His exam revealed the following: abnormal posture, spinal motion restrictions, muscles spasms and tenderness along areas of the spine.  Xrays of his spine showed has a loss of his cervical curve(straight neck), and degeneration in at the C5/C6 and C6/C7 levels.  The lumbar spine(low back) and pelvis also had spinal and pelvic abnormalities.

After 2 weeks of care the patient noticed improvements and over the course of a year all complaints resolved except for an occasional flare ups of weakness in his left eyelid.  He was monitored by a medical doctor and weaned off his medication.  Along with the health improvements he was able to return to working full time.

Each week I’m going to start sharing a new research journal article regarding chiropractic.  Many of these are case studies of benefits most people would not typically associate with chiropractic.  If you want to read the full text, feel free to swing by the office.

Information provided is for education and information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.  Consult a chiropractor or other healthcare provider regarding any opinion or recommendation with respect to your condition or symptoms.  Case studies are not designed to recommend a treatment for a condition but to state what has happened with a patient while under chiropractic care.

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