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ADHD Helped By Chiropractic

Super Hero KidA Case Study

In an issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, comes a case study of a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), who was helped by chiropractic.


    • A boy was diagnosed with ADHD at age 2. The child’s pediatrician prescribed Ritalin, Adderall, and Haldol, but the combination of drugs was unsuccessful in helping.
    • At age 5, the child was brought to a chiropractor to see if chiropractic could help. The child’s history noted that during the child’s birth, there were complications during his delivery process. These complications resulted in a 4-day stay in the neonatal ICU. The child’s mother reported no other incidence of trauma.
    • The chiropractic examination and x-rays showed noticeable spinal distortion including a reversal of the normal neck curve indicative of subluxations. Chiropractic care was started and the child’s progress monitored.
    • Positive changes in her son’s general behavior were noticed around the twelfth visit and by the 27th visit the patient had experienced considerable improvement.

    The child went back to the medical doctor for a follow up and the mother questioned the usage of the three prescribed medications. The MD examined the child and based on his assessment and experience, felt the young boy was no longer showing symptoms associated with ADHD and took the boy off the medications he had been taking for 3 years.

    The conclusion of the author of the JMPT case study noted, “The patient experienced significant reduction in symptoms. Additionally, the medical doctor concluded that the reduction in symptoms was significant enough to discontinue the medication.”

    So if you know someone with ADHD, share with them how chiropractic can help their symptoms and can give them a life free from medication.

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