Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tic Care For A Nine-​Year-​Old Boy With Tourette Syn­drome, Atten­tion Deficit Hypera

From the July 12, 2003 issue of the peer reviewed, “Jour­nal of Ver­te­bral Sub­lux­a­tion Research, comes a case study of a very ill nine year old boy. Accord­ing to the case study, this child was suf­fer­ing from a mul­ti­tude of prob­lems includ­ing, asthma and upper res­pi­ra­tory infec­tions since infancy; headaches since age 6; Tourette Syn­drome, Atten­tion Deficit Hyper­ac­tiv­ity Dis­or­der (ADHD), depres­sion and insom­nia since age 7; and neck pain since age 8. It was noted in this child’s his­tory that he had been deliv­ered by for­ceps deliv­ery. His mother described her son as being “con­stantly sick since birth.”

There has been much dis­cus­sion about for­ceps deliv­ery caus­ing a vari­ety of health prob­lems in chil­dren. In the Decem­ber 2nd, 1999 issue of the New Eng­land Jour­nal of Med­i­cine, was a report that showed that the for­ceps deliv­ery death rate was more than twice that for vagi­nal deliv­ery. (click here for more). This sit­u­a­tion along with other trauma the young boy had expe­ri­enced offered some pos­si­ble expla­na­tion for the find­ings of sub­lux­a­tions in this child. Dur­ing the patient’s ini­tial exam­i­na­tion, evi­dence of a sub­lux­a­tion stem­ming from the upper cer­vi­cal spine was found. Chi­ro­prac­tic care was then admin­is­tered to cor­rect and sta­bi­lize the patient’s upper neck subluxations.

Fol­low­ing six weeks of chi­ro­prac­tic care, all six con­di­tions were absent and remained absent five months later at the con­clu­sion of care. In a fol­low up seven months later, no asthma attacks, headaches, neck pain, insom­nia, behav­ioral trou­ble, or tics had occurred. He had not suf­fered any infec­tions, nor had he used any med­ica­tions other than his half-​dose of Well­butrin. His mother reported that her son’s only “prob­lem” was becom­ing accus­tomed to being a “nor­mal” child who was required to com­plete chores, walk home from school by him­self, or com­plete school work dur­ing allot­ted time.

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More hos­pi­tals are now mak­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care avail­able to patients. One such pro­gram was reported in the March 2003 issue of the

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