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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(5), 112-114
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-5-1
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Optimal Timing for Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment According to Heart Rate Measures: A Case Study

John Hart1,

1Hart Chiropractic, Greenville, South Carolina

Pub. Date: March 13, 2020

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John Hart. Optimal Timing for Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment According to Heart Rate Measures: A Case Study. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(5):112-114. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-5-1


Timing of an intervention is an important part of quality clinical care, including chiropractic care. In this case study the heart rate tests of resting heart rate (RHR) and heart rate variability (HRV) were used as outcome measure and for determining when to administer a chiropractic spinal adjustment. Optimal post-adjustment results were observed when the tests showed worse pre-adjustment values. Further application in other patients is planned.

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