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Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments help to reposition tissues and joints so that they can function properly, and is most commonly used to treat things like back pain. However, some chiropractors also believe that these kind of adjustments can help those with ADHD and similar issues by helping to correct misalignments that put stress on the nervous system. This stress can be relieved through standard chiropractic techniques or specialized forms that focus exclusively on the skull and other areas important to proper nervous system function, such as craniosacral therapy.

The exact form that chiropractic treatment takes can be tailored to suit the needs of each individual patient, but typically involves some form of spinal manipulative therapy. Soft tissue therapy and stretches have also been used in some of the studies elaborated on below.

Scientific Studies:

The use of chiropractic work as a potential treatment for ADHD goes back decades, with a study in 1975 suggesting that in some cases it may even be more effective than medication. In 2010, researchers reported that patients who received chiropractic care in addition to nutritional supplements showed improvement in several ADHD symptoms, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness, and behavioral, social, and emotional problems, and Giesen et al showed improvement in behavior and parental ratings of hyperactivity following chiropractic treatment.

Many professional chiropractors have reported similar results. A 2009 report described the treatment of a 6-year-old boy who supplemented his ADHD medication with chiropractic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, and nutritional supplements. The boy showed notable improvements in focus and cooperativeness as noted by teachers and his bus driver, and eventually went off his meds entirely. In 2012, a case study was published about a 5-year-old boy with ADHD who was brought in for chiropractic care. Previous to this, he had been acting out, failing to follow instructions, and was performing poorly both at home and at school, as well as having self-esteem issues. Following one year of treatment, notable improvements were reported in all of these areas.

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