No one is able to help. Really no one?
Case study: David* is five years old and a clever child. But his parents notice that he does not keep pace with his fellows when it comes to growing in height and are, understandably, concerned. Furthermore he chews, but does not want to swallow. What is the matter?
They travel from clinic to clinic, arriving with great expectations and leaving time and time again with their hopes smashed to smithereens, but the bill bigger each time. Within time they have filled a large folder full of prescriptions and medical reports. Their odyssey finally ends at the Hospital Diospi Suyana.
Paediatrician Dra Martina takes an x-ray in order to be quite sure that David does not have an anatomical obstruction. Then speech-therapist Nelli Klassen is asked for help. She discovers that his difficulty swallowing started after a car crash in which he was severely hit on the right side of his head. The x-ray is looked at again after which osteopath Markus Rottler starts treating the second cervical vertebra.
After his first treatment David could eat three spoonfuls and swallow them painlessly for the first time in a long while. A wonderful success for the team! David’s father is moved to tears, understandably. (*Name changed)