Case Reports Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Case One: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Scoliosis
This is the case study of a ten year old girl on 60 mg. of Ritalin per day and severe scoliosis. The curve was measured at 48 degrees. (This may be defined as a ‘significant curve’).
Results: The child received ten adjustments at the end of which the mother reported a much happier child. In addition to this the mother observed that her child’s immune system appeared to have improved with the chiropractic care. Re-assessment of the scoliosis showed a reduction in the curve to 12 degrees. (Defined as a ‘mild scoliosis’ and hence a significant objective improvement). The mother also reported that the child was soon off all medication.
Webster L. International Chiropractic Paediatric Association Newsletter. Jan. 1994.
Case Two: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Asthma
This is the case study of a 12 year old boy diagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder , asthma as well as seizures.
Results: The child received eight chiropractic adjustments. Upon completion of the chiropractic care the parent, with the cooperation of their doctor, withdrew all medication. Positive personality changes had also been noted.
Further evidence that chiropractic may be beneficial in the management of both scoliosis and ADD/ADHD.