I have no stomach issues. I almost forgot I could have this quality of life.

“I was feeling terrible.  Over the last year I had stomach problems and would sometimes vomit 20 times a day. I had seen multiple doctors and specialists and none could find a cause or give me a diagnosis.  I was referred to Mayo as my next step but my boss told me to try Dr. Steinle first. Since coming to Health and Harmony and starting a treatment plan, I have had no stomach issues and only slight headaches. Nothing compared to what I was going through. My everyday life is so much better. I almost forgot I could have this quality of life. I’m more awake and lively at work, and can actually get out of bed in the morning.”Elias M., Prep Cook, Evergreen, CO

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Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic provides premier chiropractic care for Evergreen, Genesse, Conifer, Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Morrison, Idaho Springs, Lookout Mountain, and Georgetown, CO.

For more information please contact us at the following:

Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic

www.healthandharmonychiropractic.com

Evergreen, Colorado

303.670.1001

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Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic provides premier chiropractic care for Evergreen, Genesse, Conifer, Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Morrison, Idaho Springs, Lookout Mountain, and Georgetown, CO.

For more information please contact us at the following:

Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic

www.healthandharmonychiropractic.com

Evergreen, Colorado

303.670.1001

 

Children, Chiropractic and ADHD

Here is an interesting paper regarding children diagnosed with ADHD benefitting from chiropractic treatment.  In this study the children demonstrated an average of a 53% reduction in ADHD symptoms based on parent completed surveys.  With chiropractic treatment three of the nine children were no longer on ADHD medications due to symptom improvement and two were on decreased doses.  That means 55% of the children had a reduction and or elimination of ADHD medication use.  Although this is a small study population of children the results are significant.  We look forward to more studies like this being completed. If you have a child that suffers from ADHD and would like to discuss conservative treatment options please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Prospective   Cohort of ADHD Patients Under Chiropractic Care

Issue #04, ADD/ADHD, Author Joel Alcantara, D.C., MPH, Author Jim Davis, DC

Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common   behavioral disorder of childhood. Prevalence estimates indicate that between   3-11 percent of children are affected by this disorder 1.   The diagnosis of ADHD is based on a subjective evaluation of the core   symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and motor overactivity 2.   The most well-studied and effective medical treatments have been   psychostimulants such as methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine 3.   Given the controversy with respect to the dubious diagnosis of ADHD and the   questionable effectiveness and safety of psychotropic medication in this   pediatric population; parents are spurred to consider “alternative” forms of   treatment for their child with a diagnosis of ADHD. Parallel to the increase   use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in adults, CAM use in   children has also become more prevalent 4.Chiropractic,   with its holistic and conservative approach to patient care has become the   most popular choice of all the alternative therapies. Anecdotes and   testimonials abound on the success chiropractic care in patients with ADHD   but the scientific literature is virtually non-existent in the documentation   of such successes. To the best of our knowledge, we are only aware of the following.   In a single subject research design (N=7), Giesen et.al. 5  found five of the seven children showed improvement in mean behavioral scores   from placebo care to chiropractic treatment, four of the seven demonstrated   improvement in arousal levels, and the improvement in the group as a whole   was highly significant. Agreement between tests was also high in this study.   For all seven children, three of the four principal tests used to detect   improvement (i.e., parent ratings of activity, motion recorder scores,   electrodermal measures, and X-rays of spinal distortions) were in agreement   either positively or negatively.Recently,   Bastecki et.al. 6  described the successful chiropractic care (i.e., symptom improvement with   medical withdrawal of medication) of a 5-yr-old male with ADHD and facial   ticks. Pre-treatment and comparative cervical spine radiographs reveal   changes from a 12° kyphosis (C2-C7) to a 32° lordosis. Bastecki et.al.   concluded that an improvement in cervical lordosis in patients with ADHD may   be a desirable outcome.To   further contribute to the knowledgebase on the conservative care of patients   with ADHD, we present the successful chiropractic care of patients with a   diagnosis of ADHD.Methods: A prospective cohort of pediatric patients comprised the   study population. Inclusion criteria required a medical diagnosis of ADHD and   that spinal adjustments were not contraindicated. The patient population   underwent chiropractic care that may be characterized as a combination   Gonstead Technique 7   and a nutritional supplementation program 8.   Main outcome measure was a survey instrument for parents and teachers of ADHD   patients to score a patient’s behavior/ performance at home and at school 8.   Additionally, the types of medication prior to, during and following a period   of chiropractic care were noted. Results: Nine patients (8 males and 1 female) comprised the study population.   The average age of the patients was 9.2 years (range: 2–15 years). A parent   for each patient agreed to perform the questionnaire. Although the patients   have variable lengths of care, ADHD symptoms based on parent survey for each   patient demonstrate a steady improvement. Comparison of the initial and   latest parent scoring for ADHD symptoms as a group demonstrated a 53%   reduction. Teacher ratings were available for 4 of the 9 patients. Similarly   to the parent survey, teacher ratings of these 4 patients demonstrated   improvement in ADHD symptoms over time. Comparison of the initial and latest   teacher ADHD symptom scoring demonstrated a 45% reduction. Of 5 patients   under ADHD medication prior to chiropractic care; 3 patients were no longer   on medication due to symptom improvement while the 2 remaining on medication   were at decreased dosages.

Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that patients with ADHD   may benefit from chiropractic care utilizing a combination of fullspine   spinal manipulative therapy and nutritional supplementation. Additionally,   this study provides information vital for higher- level research designs   investigating the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic care in patients   with ADHD.

Joel   Alcantara, DC, MPH
Research Director, International Chiropractic Association, Media, PA, USA
and Private Practice of Chiropractic, San Jose, CA, USA

Jim   Davis, DC
Private Practice of Chiropractic
St. Paul, MN, USA

References:

  1.   Szatmari P: The   epidemiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Child Adolesc   Psychiatr Clin N Am 1992;1:361-372.
  2.   American Psychiatric   Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. 4th ed.   Washington (DC). American Psychiatric Association; 2000. p. 86-102.
  3.   Bennett FC, Brown RT,   Craver J, et al: Stimulant medication for the child with   attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatr Clin N Am 1999; 46:929–944.
  4.   Pitetti R. Singh S,   Hornyak D, Garcia SE, Herr S. Complementary and alternative medicine use in   children. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2001;17:165-169.
  5.   Giesen JM, Center DB,   Leach RA. An evaluation of chiropractic manipulation as a treatment of   hyperactivity in children. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1989;12(5):353-363.
  6.   Bastecki AV, Harrison   DE, Haas JW. Cervical kyphosis is a possible link to   attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Manipul Physiol Ther   2004;27:525e1-e5.
  7.   Plaugher G, ed.   Textbook of clinical chiropractic: a specific biomechanical approach.   Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1993
  8.   www.nordicnaturals.com/professional/proefa.asp

 

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Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic provides premier chiropractic care for Evergreen, Genesse, Conifer, Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Morrison, Idaho Springs, Lookout Mountain, and Georgetown, CO.

For more information please contact us at the following:

Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic

www.healthandharmonychiropractic.com

Evergreen, Colorado

303.670.1001