Chiropractic and Children
A growing topic in our families. Hyperactivity at home, school and public settings makes it difficult to concentrate. A doctor in Colorado published results on a juvenile patient. The patient was seeking treatment from conventional medications with little to no results.
From the paper:
To discuss the case of a patient who was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by a general practitioner and was treated with chiropractic care.
A 5-year-old patient was diagnosed with ADHD and treated by a pediatrician unsuccessfully with methylphenidate (Ritalin), Adderall, and Haldol for 3 years. The patient received 35 chiropractic treatments during the course of 8 weeks. A change from a 12 degrees C2-7 kyphosis to a 32 degrees C2-7 lordosis was observed after treatment. During chiropractic care, the child’s facial tics resolved and his behavior vastly improved. After 27 chiropractic visits, the child’s pediatrician stated that the child no longer exhibited symptoms of ADHD. The changes in structure and function may be related to the correction of cervical kyphosis.
The patient experienced significant reduction in symptoms. Additionally, the medical doctor concluded that the reduction in symptoms was significant enough to discontinue the medication. There may be a possible connection that correction of cervical kyphosis in patients with ADHD may produce a desirable clinical outcome.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Oct;27(8):e14.
How to interpret the x-rays? There is a red line curved, this line represents where the ideal or normal curve should be. You can notice in the x-rays the alignment of the neck is backwards to where it should be.
At Utah Injury Clinic in Murray Utah, 84117, we examine the curve and provide options for treatment. Ideally fixing the curve to its optimal position is our goal.