This is a story about five year old girl who was my patient while I was an intern in student clinic at Life Chiropractic College West. The life of this little girl was completely devastated by frequent urination symptoms. She had to go to the bathroom about six to seven times an hour. Can you imagine your life like this?
Prior coming to see me she was under the constant observation of her pediatric doctor. I don’t remember at this point and time the exact treatment parameters of her doctor, but I do remember that it did not work all. Her parents were desperate and were ready to try the unknown field of Chiropractic. Both parents were very concerned about the impact of this problem on development of their child.
I did a thorough chiropractic examination. I used Gonstead nervoscope to determine which vertebral level had the most inflammation. Nervoscope is very sensitive to heat. When you move it along the spine subluxated areas of the spine will be inflamed and will exert heat. An arrow on the nervoscope will move if such inflamed area is detected. My nervoscope had very strong reading at L4 vertebral level (read this post Relationship of the Nervous System and Spine to Organs). When I pressed the spinous process of L4 vertebrae with my thumb it was very sore and the girl jumped because of the pain level. Left rotation and left lateral bending were also restricted. Back then I did not have any physical therapy modalities and certainly did not have my own massage therapist. All I had was the power of chiropractic in my hands and my adjusting skills to help this little girl.
After first two visits the frequency of urination has gone down from six to seven times an hour to about two or three times an hour. After her sixth visit her symptoms disappeared completely and she stopped frequent urination completely. This happened about ten years ago and I am pretty sure if the problem would return she would be back in my office. But the only person I saw sometime in 2009 was her father for minor sprain in his right shoulder. I asked him how is his little girl is doing. He replied: “Little girl is not so little anymore, she turned into a princess.” Her father confirmed that the problem has never returned and she was fine ever since I saw her last time.
This is a video of Dr. Gonstead talking about the nervoscope