Loss of Visual Acuity

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Case Study: Loss of Visual Acuity / Plate - Specific Headache

Submitting Doctor: Kevin Bates, D.C. (Monroe, WA) 

Patient: female, age 66

Diagnosis: Loss of visual acuity following MVA / history of plate specific headache

Prognosis: none given

Duration: 18 months

Previous DC care with condition: no

Outcome: Resolved

Brief History: This woman presented with complaints of head pain that felt like "a knife stabbing into [the top of] my head." She had also experienced a progressive loss of vision since a Motor Vehicle Collision 18 months prior.

Findings and Care:
Standard chiropractic exam revealed upper thoracic and cervical subluxations, including an anterior right C1 subluxation. Cranial subluxation check revealed occipital, left parietal, and sphenoid subluxations. Adjustments were given manually and with the Activator instrument.

Patient Response: Upon arising from the table, the patient looked across the adjustment room, stared at another patient, and declared, "Wow, I can see again!" The patient could see better! I got a call later from her, elated that her headaches had also disappeared. One month later, vision is still improved and headaches returned only briefly for one day.

Discussion: This elderly patient is on a fixed income and couldn't afford new glasses since she believed that her eyes were simply getting worse. Her current glasses now work just fine.

Discussion (Dr. Blye): The sphenoid plate is frequently subluxated in cases involving loss of visual acuity. The "knife - stabbing" pain at the top of the head is consistent with the finding of parietal subluxation. The adjustment protocol for Blye Cranial Technique requires that all spinal subluxations be cleared, including Atlas and/or Axis, prior to initiating cranial adjustments. This approach appears to provide the most dramatic clinical results, as seen here.

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