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ID 20133
  Title Positive behavioral changes following chiropractic care in a child diagnosed with autism
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2008 Mar;9(1):553-557
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes OBJECTIVE: To discuss improvements in autistic behavior of a 4-year-old child over a 6-month period while under chiropractic care.

CLINICAL FEATURES: A 4-year-old boy, diagnosed with autism from the age of 2, presented for chiropractic care. Key features to his autistic behaviors included sleep disorder, language delays, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Full spine adjustments were administered over a period of 6 months. Improvements to the child’s social behaviors and responsiveness were reported. No other new treatment modalities were introduced during the course of chiropractic care.

CONCLUSION: This child became more responsive and his social behavior improved while under chiropractic care. Continued chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with other integrative therapies may further improve the autistic behaviors prevalent in this child.

KEYWORDS: chiropractic, adjustment, subluxation, autism, pediatric.

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