James & Patricia
C-606: Epilepsy and Mental Retardation
Carol Ann was 8 years old when admitted to the Center. A medical history
of birth trauma, in addition to a delayed motor development, was noted.
At age 4 a second tragedy occurred in this young girl's life. She and her
grandmother were in a severe automobile accident. Carol Ann's grandmother,
whom she loved very much, died. As a result of the accident, Carol Ann sustained
injuries that resulted in a medical diagnosis of epilepsy and mental
Chiropractic Analysis revealed a severe
spinal scoliosis and a malformation of atlas and axis.
Neurological Organization Evaluation indicated
the level of function at mid-brain and early cortex level.
Trace Mineral Analysis revealed severe reduced
levels in 8 essential minerals suggesting malabsorption.
Psychological Evaluation indicated a mental
3 years 9 months along with evidence of brain damage.
Optometric Exam revealed visual acuity unaided
20/70 to 20/80 with a severe perceptual disorder.
Within months of chiropractic care, cross pattern
exercises, supplements, special education classes, glasses and visual therapy,
Carol Ann's entry complaints were ameliorated.
"After several years at Kentuckiana, Carol Ann, my daughter, could definitely
enjoy life even though she would never be completely normal. Carol Ann lives
with my mother in North Carolina and they enjoy life thoroughly. Carol Ann
has never been institutionalized.
Mayor Charles Black
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