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Resolution of infantile Erb's palsy utilizing chiropractic treatment.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993 Jul-Aug; 16(6):415-8JM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To present a case study of infantile Erb's palsy that responded to conservative chiropractic care.

CLINICAL FEATURES

A 5-wk-old infant boy suffered from a limp left arm. A clinical diagnosis of Erb-Duchenne palsy was made. Birth records were obtained to further substantiate the diagnosis.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME

The patient received specific chiropractic adjustments to the mid-cervical spine and muscle stimulation therapy with an upper extremity exercise program. The Erb's palsy resolved with only a mild residual "waiters tip" deformity within 2 months.

CONCLUSION

In this case, chiropractic adjustments with muscle stimulation therapy is suggested as an effective treatment for Erb's palsy. Further studies are required to better understand chiropractic's effectiveness in Erb's palsy cases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN 55431.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8409790

Citation

Harris, S L., and K W. Wood. "Resolution of Infantile Erb's Palsy Utilizing Chiropractic Treatment." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol. 16, no. 6, 1993, pp. 415-8.
Harris SL, Wood KW. Resolution of infantile Erb's palsy utilizing chiropractic treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1993;16(6):415-8.
Harris, S. L., & Wood, K. W. (1993). Resolution of infantile Erb's palsy utilizing chiropractic treatment. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 16(6), pp. 415-8.
Harris SL, Wood KW. Resolution of Infantile Erb's Palsy Utilizing Chiropractic Treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1993;16(6):415-8. PubMed PMID: 8409790.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Resolution of infantile Erb's palsy utilizing chiropractic treatment. AU - Harris,S L, AU - Wood,K W, PY - 1993/7/1/pubmed PY - 1993/7/1/medline PY - 1993/7/1/entrez SP - 415 EP - 8 JF - Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics JO - J Manipulative Physiol Ther VL - 16 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To present a case study of infantile Erb's palsy that responded to conservative chiropractic care. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 5-wk-old infant boy suffered from a limp left arm. A clinical diagnosis of Erb-Duchenne palsy was made. Birth records were obtained to further substantiate the diagnosis. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient received specific chiropractic adjustments to the mid-cervical spine and muscle stimulation therapy with an upper extremity exercise program. The Erb's palsy resolved with only a mild residual "waiters tip" deformity within 2 months. CONCLUSION: In this case, chiropractic adjustments with muscle stimulation therapy is suggested as an effective treatment for Erb's palsy. Further studies are required to better understand chiropractic's effectiveness in Erb's palsy cases. SN - 0161-4754 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8409790/Resolution_of_infantile_Erb's_palsy_utilizing_chiropractic_treatment_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/paralysis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -