Pediatric Chiropractic for Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Developmental Delays

by Warren Bruhl, DC, DICCP “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.” -Hippocrates, 460-377 BC You might visit a chiropractor for problems as diverse as backache, ear infections, or learning disorders. Regardless of your symptoms, my objective as a chiropractor is always to correct nerve interference, safely and effectively. Another term to describe nerve interference is vertebral subluxation. This is a complex of physiological factors frequently seen in children with developmental delays. The nervous system is sensitive to the movement and position of the spine. Vertebral subluxation can either increase or decrease the rate at which nerve messages travel from brain to body and back again. The result is that the child’s brain cannot communicate with his body. This miscommunication is comparable to what happens when you use a walkie-talkie with the headsets on different channels. What does this complex mean for the child with developmental delays? If he has vertebral subluxation, he will never…

ADHD Causes

ADHD Causes

ADHD Causes

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN, discusses ADD and ADHD causes. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), with or without hyperactivity, is a subjective diagnosis that physicians apply to a standardized cluster of behaviors and symptoms. ADD/ADHD is on the “less severe” extreme the autistic spectrum, with PDD (pervasive developmental delay) and autism on the “most severe” end. Doctors sometimes “upgrade” autism or PDD to ADD or ADHD as sensory and cognitive function improve. Identifying ADD and ADHD causes assists in determining effective treatments. Attention deficits can result when one or more of the following areas is affected. Biochemical/Nutritional Nutritional Culprits Nutrition alters brain chemistry. When nutrition is compromised, the body is more likely to absorb toxins, causing further distress. Keeping a record of your child’s nutritional intake over several days can be enlightening. Look for these commonalities: A high carbohydrate or sugary diet; Over two cups of juice or sweetened drinks per day; Limited or no vegetables- especially  green leafy ones; Picky eating….