Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a lot to talk about. As it turns out, chiropractic care has even more to offer.
Characterized by hyperactivity, general inattention and impulsivity, ADHD is often found in young children at a rate of between 2.6 and 11.4 percent. The medical way of dealing with ADHD is multimodal, as combining therapies of the behavioral modification and pharmaceutical varieties seems to be the method of choice. With increasing concerns about the relative safety of short-term and continual use of psychotropic medications on children, the necessity for uncovering unique therapeutic approaches for the care of these children is needed now more than ever.
The purpose of this review was to understand the chiropractic approach for children who had clinically-diagnosed ADHD. During the course of the review, four of the participants satisfied specific inclusion criteria. Each of the patients were male and varied from 9 to 13 years old. Three of these patients had a previous history of medication use, while two patients had been prescribed medication at chiropractic therapy’s initiation. Through the use of a 15-item parent/teacher ADHD survey, the subjects’ replies to chiropractic care were analyzed through the use of a Friedman test. This test compared observations occurring repetitively on the same patients, and concluded that a general improvement in both symptoms of ADHD (hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity, along with behavioral, social, and emotional problems) and the provision of available supporting evidence for the efficacy of chiropractic care for the management of children suffering from ADHD.
In conclusion, this retrospective case series looking at ADHD patients who were administered chiropractic care, serves as supporting evidence towards the proposed benefits of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy.
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