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Improved Brain Development a Benefit of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic & Brain Development

37 childrenThis study included 37 children with Neuro-Deflective Disorders. Such disorders impact how they develop to engage, learn, and connect with their environment which leads to less efficient responses being used.

The researchers examined them and found structural shifts along their spines and noted. These findings were confirmed by neurological and functional assessments. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves, and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.

Throughout chiropractic care, assessments were used to monitor progress as well as feedback from parent surveys. The outcome assessments showed improvement in learning, social skills and interpersonal skills, sensory integration, and overall health.

Reference: Improved Brain Development in 37 Children Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Correction of Vertebral Subluxation: A Retrospective Analysis of Health Outcomes. Sarah Hock, DC, CACCP & Amy Spoelstra, DC. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ Volume 2022

Brain Function – Facts

Research is revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system, and the brain

Basic science and clinical research shows that the proper development of the brain relies heavily on proper structure and movement of the spine from an early age.

Research has shown not only that the developing brain relies on normal structural integrity and joint movement, but that complex neurochemical communication and pathways involved in helping humans to “feel good” are tied into spinal biomechanics and their related neurological pathways.

Neurodevelopmental challenges may be related to how the entire body communicates with the brain and the most critical area for this is the spine.

Some researchers believe that the increase in the diagnosis of such disorders as autism, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders, have their root in a “perfect storm” of abnormal spinal development.

People’s nervous systems need the constant stimulation of movement in order to develop and function properly. Abnormal position or movement of the spinal vertebra can develop and result in structural shifts that lead to nerve obstruction. It is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations that chiropractors correct.

Chronic problems tend to arise if the vertebral subluxation is left uncorrected. By reducing the subluxations, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. The chiropractic adjustment is the means by which the subluxations are reduced and it is a safe, specific force applied to spinal joints.

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