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How chiropractic care can help with ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD Helped With Chiropractic Care

Two Case Studies

 

In the October 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), is a case study of a child with ADHD who was helped with chiropractic care.

The case was of a 5 year old boy who had been diagnosed with ADHD at age 2.  The child’s pediatrician prescribed Ritalin, Adderall and Haldol for the next 3 years .  The combination of drugs was unsuccessful in helping the child.  At age 5 the child was brought to a chiropractor to see if chiropractic care would help.  The chiropractic evaluation showed noticeable spinal distortion including a reversal of the normal neck curve indicative of subluxations.  Chiropractic care was begun and his mother started to notice positive changes in her son’s general behavior around the 12th visit. By the 27th visit she reported considerable improvement.  During his next medical evaluation, the MD noted that this child no longer exhibited the symptoms of ADHD and took the boy off the (dangerous) medications he had been taking for 3 years without improvement.

In our office we have taken care of and improved the lives of many children with all varieties of learning disabilities.  The most dramatic case involved Nick who was also diagnosed with ADD/ADHD at the age of 2 and put on a chemical cocktail of Ritalin, anti-anxiety, anti-depression and sleeping pills.  I met Nick when he was 15 and had been medicated for 13 years.  He was failing miserably, socially and academically.  His behavior at home was stressful.  In other words, the medication route had produced negligible improvement and again was undoubtedly harming this young man.  Thankfully, Nick’s Mom brought him to our office.  His chiropractic evaluation showed many subluxations particularly in the cervical spine.  As his adjustments allowed improved nerve flow, he began to balance out emotionally and energetically.  After 6 months he was not only off all medications, he was doing much better academically and socially.  His home life was more harmonious and he began to desire to eat healthier and healthier foods.  Nick successfully graduated from high school and has been working ever since.

If your child has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, my advice is to please attend our workshop on this topic. I will present the latest information on the causes and the effective natural treatment of ADD/ADHD.  Susan Wilbur, a certified Brain Gym instructor will join us and give us a demonstration of this wonderful tool that enhance learning thru the science of specific (fun) movements.  As always, our workshops are free and your guests are welcome.  Just let Alyssa know if you would like to reserve a seat!

 

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