At the office it is not uncommon to deliver an “attitude adjustment.” If a patient is having a rough day, a child is acting up, or an adult is acting up, I mention this as one of the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.
It probably stems from it being mentioned to me so often from my parents, and now that I have a son I truly understand what they were talking about.
Here is a great study to support the theory of developmental delays to support the idea of the “attitude adjustment.” The study looks at 157 children with delays such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and the effect chiropractic care has had on the children.
This study presents a case series of 157 children with developmental delay syndromes, including the conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities who received chiropractic care.
A consecutive sample of 157 children aged 6 to 13 years (86 boys and 71 girls) with difficulties in reading, learning, social interaction, and school performance who met these inclusion criteria were included.
Intervention and Outcomes
Each patient received a multimodal chiropractic treatment protocol, applied kinesiology chiropractic technique. The outcome measures were a series of 8 standardized psychometric tests given to the children by a certified speech therapist pre- and posttreatment, which evaluate 20 separate areas of cognitive function, including patient- or parent-reported improvements in school performance, social interaction, and sporting activities. Individual and group data showed that at the end of treatment, the 157 children showed improvements in the 8 psychometric tests and 20 areas of cognitive function compared with their values before treatment. Their ability to concentrate, maintain focus and attention, and control impulsivity and their performance at home and school improved.
This report suggests that a multimodal chiropractic method that assesses and treats motor dysfunction reduced symptoms and enhanced the cognitive performance in this group of children.
Proper nervous system function is the main purpose of the chiropractic adjustment, and who better to receive the benefits then a man, woman, or child who has a diagnosed learning difference or dysfunction. I can’t think of anyone better.