PHILLIPS, C.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHIROPRACIC  1991 NOV  57-74


ABSTRACT: Conclusion: Due to the subjective nature of this disorder, evaluations and treatment results have considerable limitations and cannot be generalized to the entire population. It is this author’s intent to describe an alternative treatment protocol and its effect on one subject. In this particular case, initial chiropractic spinal adjustive care was effective in reducing the frequency of ear infections, allergic reactions, and headaches, but was ineffective at decreasing the severity of ADHD characteristics. Incorporation of craniosacral therapy with spinal adjustive therapy resulted in a positive alteration in the ADHD symptomatology. The teacher’s report of improvement in performance skills was significant as teacher ratings have been found to have empirical corroboration of ADD. While conclusions cannot be drawn based on a single case report, it was the opinion of this author that the results justified a more detailed analysis of this treatment protocol for ADD/ADHD. The NWCC Center for Clinical Studies has begun treatment on 17 additional patients with this disorder. If results are similar, a large scale research project will be implemented to investigate further the role that chiropractic spinal and cranial therapy may play in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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