Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 20653
  Title Chiropractic management of six-year-old child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) [case report]
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2009 Jun;10(1):612-620
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The objective of this paper is to discuss the case of a male child, six years and 10 months of age who had been diagnosed with and medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the protocol used at the Kentuckiana Children’s Center integrating chiropractic with ancillary modalities when he presented for care.

Methods and Treatment Plan: The child’s treatment plan included chiropractic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, movement exercises and nutritional supplementation over an initial intensive 6 week period with recommendations for follow up care.

Results: At 6 weeks, improved focus and more compliance with directives was noted. The patient retained the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex post adjustment after the first 4-5 adjustments. Subjective input from teachers and bus drivers noted marked improvement in behavior. Through this course of treatment, the child was able to discontinue use of the medication previously prescribed to control the symptoms of ADHD.

Conclusion: This case study shows the positive improvements of one child’s symptoms of ADHD under the care of a chiropractor. As pharmaceutical research continues to be undertaken, so should the study of alternative, non pharmaceutical recourses such as chiropractic adjustments based on practice-based information of positive outcomes with few side effects.

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