Well­ness Arti­cles

Behav­ioral Changes and Chi­ro­prac­tic Care, A Case Study

A doc­u­mented case study pub­lished in the Octo­ber 4, 2006 issue of the peer reviewed pub­li­ca­tion, the Jour­nal of Ver­te­bral Sub­lux­a­tion Research (JVSR), describes the results of chi­ro­prac­tic care on an 8-​year-​old boy with many learn­ing and behav­ioral dis­or­ders. Addi­tion­ally, his mother reported that the boy also suf­fered from, severe headaches, neck pain, con­stant blood shot eyes, stom­ach pains, an inabil­ity to sit still, inco­or­di­na­tion, behav­ioral prob­lems and learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. She noted that the child’s med­ical doc­tor had no expla­na­tion for these problems.

It was noted that the major­ity of the boy’s prob­lems started after a fall he had 18 months ear­lier. The mother also noted that her son had nor­mal devel­op­ment, activ­ity and learn­ing skills until the acci­dent. Finally the mother brought the boy to a chi­ro­prac­tor. The chi­ro­prac­tor per­formed an exam­i­na­tion and x-​rays. It was noted that there was a restric­tion in neck move­ment and ten­der­ness over cer­tain neck ver­te­brae. After review of all the find­ings it was deter­mined that ver­te­bral sub­lux­a­tions were present.

Care was ini­ti­ated for cor­rec­tions of sub­lux­a­tions with vis­its ini­tially start­ing at once per week for the first two months. How­ever, as doc­u­mented in this case, pos­i­tive changes started occur­ring quickly. After the third adjust­ment the boy’s mother brought in the spelling tests the child had taken. The tests prior to care showed severe prob­lems as the child could only get two or three cor­rect out of ten. After the sec­ond adjust­ment, the child scored a 100% and his tests con­tin­ued to show dras­tic improve­ment. His teacher even noted that the boy was able to, “sit still and con­cen­trate with­out dis­turb­ing the other children.”

The child con­tin­ued to receive reports from school com­ment­ing on his aca­d­e­mic improve­ment as well as his social inter­ac­tiv­ity. The authors of the case study noted that there were many pos­si­ble expla­na­tions for the results seen in this case. How­ever, they noted that other than the usage of over the counter med­ica­tions reported by the mother, the young boy did not take any pre­scribed med­ica­tion. The only change that directly cor­re­lated with the improve­ment in this young boy was the intro­duc­tion of chi­ro­prac­tic care.

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