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ID 22106
  Title Improvement in a child with sensory processing disorder following subluxation based chiropractic care and dietary changes [case report]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2011 Fall;2011(4):Online access only p 111-114
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To describe and discuss the subjective and objective results of a 4½ year old patient with documented sensory processing disorder following dietary changes and chiropractic adjustments.

Clinical Features: A 4½ year old male child with learning disabilities, reduced social interaction, and increased sensory stimulation behaviors presented for chiropractic care. The patient was suspected to have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) along with his diagnosis of sensory processing disorder one year prior.

Intervention and Outcomes: A full spine adjusting technique utilizing a hemispheric model was used to address vertebral subluxations. A gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and casein-free diet was advised and subsequently adopted at the beginning of care and exercises were given to stimulate the patient’s sensory nerve pathways. The child experienced a decrease in outbursts, improved attention span, improved ability to focus and he began to read.

Conclusion: Improvement in neurodevelopment is noted by the practitioner and the parents of the patient following the introduction of chiropractic care, subsequent reduction of vertebral subluxation, and removal of gluten, casein, and refined sugar from his diet. These findings suggest a positive link between subluxation removal and diet therapy in sensory processing disorders. Additional research on SPD/ADHD/Autism and chiropractic is warranted.

Author Keywords: chiropractic care, sensory processing disorder, autism, aspergers, vertebral subluxation, hemispheric adjusting, gluten, casein, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities

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