CASE STUDY: A 23-year-old male was hospitalized for a fractured pelvis. He had fallen down a flight of stairs.
He was diagnosed with a Malgaigne-type pelvic fracture, which consisted of two vertical fractures on one side of the pelvic ring.
Several low back orthopedic tests were administered. X-rays revealed a ununited type 1 Malgaigne fracture on the inner edge of the pelvis; other tests showed absent Achilles deep tendon reflexes. A Chiropractic examination detected subluxations at the patient’s lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
The patient responded positively to care and reported significant pain relief.
In less than a three-month period, the patient returned to work on regular duty.
For Your Health,
Dr. Billie King Shaw