A hot-off-the-presses study published in the journal Explore indicates that chiropractic care may significantly reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The analysis pooled data on four patients with ADHD. The participants ranged in age from 9 to 13 years. Progress was monitored with questionnaires completed by the patients’ parents and teachers. The children underwent chiropractic care for a minimum of five months.
Findings showed significant improvement in symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattentiveness, as well as behavioral, social or emotional difficulties.
The study’s authors write: “This provides supporting evidence on the benefits of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy.”
Explore – 2010;6:173-82.