Improvement in Paraspinal Muscle Tone, Autonomic Function
and Quality of Life in Four Children with Cerebral
Palsy Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care
J Vertebral Subluxation Research 2006 (Jun 21): 1–15
Chiropractic care directed at reduction of subluxation was undertaken. Paraspinal surface electromyography and thermography readings were taken prior to the initiation of care and approximately one month (12 visits) later. The mothers and care providers in each case monitored changes in activities of daily living and quality of life. All four children showed improvement in paraspinal muscle tone (improved symmetry and decreased amplitude) as well as a decrease in the number of levels of abnormal thermography readings. All four children showed improvement in activities of daily living including mobility, feeding, and postural control.