Resolution of Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Scoliosis and Cluster Headaches in a Patient with Opioid Addiction

chiroractic case study

In this case study, the 21-year-old male patient, gets relief from both physical pain and mental ill health. Chiropractic even helped him overcoming his drug addiction. Find out more details from the study.

Abstract Of Case Study
To report the results of subluxation-based chiropractic care in a patient complaining of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and cluster headaches while undergoing treatment and recovery from substance abuse. The results are based on this case study and also review of literature.

Clinical Features
A 21-year-old male patient presented into a chiropractic office complaining of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and cluster headaches. Patient stated he was also undergoing substance abuse treatment. X-ray radiographs revealed a 21-degree thoracic dextroscoliosis, along with cervical hypolordosis, thoracic hypokyphosis, and lumbar hyperlordosis.

Intervention And Outcome
Initial postural and radiographic examinations were performed. After being put on an appropriate care plan, the patient was assessed and adjusted when necessary for subluxation using traditional chiropractic adjustments.

Patient was also prescribed cervical traction and therapeutic exercises. Upon completion of the care plan, the patient had a 10-degree reduction in the thoracic dextroscoliosis measurement and obtained restoration of normal cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curvature. Patient decreased and eventually stopped all medication usage and has not experienced a relapse in 4.5 years.

Subluxation-based chiropractic care played a role in the resolution of the patient’s complaints. The patient was able to stop all medications and live a productive life symptom free.