I have been adjusting children for over 15 years now. The quickest and easiest fix has always been in the case of recurrent ear infections. Once you start adjusting one of these children on a regular basis and instruct the parent on some natural food remedies, it is quite easy to erradicate the recurrent ear infections. The truth is that once you start adjusting the child, the immune system is brought to life and most recurrent illness are easily eliminated.
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Improvements in Hearing, Speech, Development, and Behavior Following Chiropractic in a 4 Year Old Male
Ryan Pilsner, D.C. & Megan Richardson, D.C.
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 14-22 Abstract
Objective: To review improvement in a child with otitis media, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, and hearing loss associated with speech difficulties, developmental delay, and behavioral concerns undergoing chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 4 year-old male presented with complaints of otitis media with effusion, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, bilateral hearing loss, speech difficulties, developmental delay, and behavioral concerns. Vertebral subluxations were found at upper cervical and upper thoracic vertebral levels.
Intervention and Outcomes: After 11 chiropractic adjustments including instrument and diversified techniques patient’s re-evaluation with ENT physician revealed resolution of otitis media with effusion, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, hearing loss and improvement of speech, development, and behavior. Patient had improved intervertebral motion in the upper cervical and upper thoracic spine.
Conclusions: This case report presents supporting evidence that chiropractic adjustments may improve immune system functioning, thus relieving otitis media, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion and their subsequent effects. More research is recommended to support the findings presented in this paper and to examine the role vertebral subluxation has on immune function.
Autisim and autism-like disorders are growing. Unfortunately, most people do not know that chiropractic is not just for back pain. These individuals with ADHD, autism and any kind of nervous disorders can be helped with chiropractic care. Removal of any kind of interference in the nervous system can help the body work better, reduce symptoms, and prevent illness and injury. Everyone, sick and well, should have a chiropractor. If you do not have one and you do not live in my area, please email me, I will screen and find one in your area. Yours in health, Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci
Improvement in Autism in a Child Coupled with Reduction in Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature
Nicholas SC Marini, B.S., D.C. Bio & Stephen C Marini, M.S., D.C., PhD Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 107 -115 Abstract
Objective: To describe and discuss the objective and subjective changes in a 6 year old male child following chiropractic care over a period of 16 weeks who was originally diagnosed with Autism.
Clinical Features: A 6 year old boy presents with reduced social interaction, altered behavioral patterns, language deficits, and learning difficulties. The child was previously diagnosed with Autism by a neurologist after brain pathology was ruled out. The child was up to date with all vaccinations per the recommended medical schedule.
Interventions and Outcomes: Objective data, such as static palpation, motion palpation, and leg checks were used to determine the presence of vertebral subluxations in the child. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was also used. A chiropractic adjustment schedule along with dietary and supplementation recommendations were advised at the initial visit. Diversified, Thompson Drop Assisted techniques, and trigger point therapies were used to reduce the subluxations that were found. Over the 16 week period, where adjustments were given regularly, a reduction in vertebral subluxation patterns and an improved ATEC score were noted. Improvements in learning abilities, social interactions, language skills, and behavioral patterns were also noted.
Conclusion: In this case, a possible link between chiropractic care and the reduction of autistic signs and symptomatology is indicated due to the improvements in subjective and objective findings. Studies of a similar nature have been conducted previously with similar outcomes. However, more research needs to be conducted in order to evaluate the precise connection between vertebral subluxation, chiropractic care, Autism, and other Autistic-like Disorders.
Dr. Kim Maziarz Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.
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