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Chiropractic Management of a Patient With Breast Cancer Metastases

By |November 3, 2015|Cancer, Chiropractic Management|

Chiropractic Management of a Patient With Breast Cancer Metastases to the Brain and Spine: A Case Report

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SOURCE:   J Can Chiropr Assoc 2015 (Sep);   59 (3):   269–278 ~ FULL TEXT

Ismat Kanga, BSc, DC, FCCS(C) 1 and Igor Steiman, MSc, DC, FCCS(C) 2

1 Private Practice,
Mumbai, India.

2 Professor, Division of Undergraduate Studies,
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College,
Toronto, Ontario


Cancers of the breast, kidney, lungs, prostate and thyroid metastasize to the musculoskeletal system in the majority of patients with malignancy. This report chronicles the case of a 65-year-old female with a known history of breast cancer who presented to a chiropractic clinic. Once metastasis was ruled out as the cause of her complaint, the patient was treated with manual therapies and exercises. As the patient’s treatments progressed and her pain improved, she presented with a new complaint of ‘pressure’ in her head. Advanced imaging revealed metastasis to the brain and subsequently to the spine. The aim of this case is to heighten awareness of the presentation of metastasis to the brain and the spine in a chiropractic patient, and to demonstrate the benefit of chiropractic care in the management of such patients.

KEYWORDS:   brain metastases; breast cancer; chiropractic; chiropractic care; spinal metastases


From the FULL TEXT Article:

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