Chiropractic and ADD in Children
"Chiropractic is not just for back pain." I know that seems like a constant refrain throughout this blog, but it's worth repeating because it's true.
Here's a segment from the PBS show Healing Quest which aired in late November. Dr. Robert Adams stars as a Chiropractic Neurologist (that is, a chiropractor who chooses to attend further training and specialization in the field of neurology, although, truth be told, all chiropractors are neurologists at heart).
The key take-away point from the video, in my opinion, is that the chiropractic adjustment in the spine affects nerve pathways in the brain. Most people, after receiving an adjustment, feel relief immediately in the area of concern: "It's my low back, Doctor... Ah, that's better." Because we feel pain in the low back, that's where we tend to focus our energies on feeling relief. But, as proven by Dr. Adams's work as well as multiple studies, the chiropractic adjustment has far-reaching impact on the entire nervous system, which in turn impacts every system and cell of your body.
Pretty exciting stuff, no?
Note: Dr. Robert Adams is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, California, one of two sister schools of my alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa.
12/26/2010 06:02:44 pm
The first thing your chiropractor will do is to conduct a careful and thorough evaluation of your child's spine. Most chiropractors are trained to evaluate pediatric spinal problems and will use gentle, specific skills to identify, evaluate, and treat any involved spinal areas. Chiropractic is safe, gentle and effective!
10/7/2021 12:00:48 am
Thanks for writing an article that I found easy to read and understand. I just found this site and am looking forward to reading more of your posts!
I love that you talked about having immediate relief when people get an adjustment in their spine. I should suggest this to my sister to see if it can help her daughter. It's because she might have scoliosis after noticing that she has a slightly bent spine.
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