Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 20811
  Title Improvement in learning and speech disorder in a child with vertebral subluxations undergoing chiropractic care: A case study [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2009 Fall;2009(4):Online access only 7 p
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To report on improvement in learning disorder and speech delay in a four year old child undergoing chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxations.

Clinical Features: Four year old male with history of severe learning disorder and speech delay. Objective indicators of vertebral subluxation identified via palpation, thermography and radiographs.

Interventions & Outcomes: Pettibon chiropractic technique along with manual diversified chiropractic adjusting directed at reducing vertebral subluxations in the cervical thoracic and pelvic regions were performed. Dietary modifications were also implemented.

Conclusion: The case of a four year old male with past history of learning disorder and speech delay is presented. Dramatic improvement in neurodevelopment is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Additional research on neurodevelopmental disorders and chiropractic is warranted.

Author Keywords: Learning disorder, speech delay, neurodevelopmental disorders, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, Pettibon technique, Diversified technique, thermography

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