The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health's September 2009 issue showed an intriguing case study. In this study, a woman suffering from both Tourette Syndrome and chronic headaches experienced significant improvements with Chiropractic care.
Tourette Syndrome is a disorder that is marked by undesired, uncontrollable stereotyped vocalizations and movements, which are known as tics. People who suffer from Tourette’s often have poor impulse control, mood problems, and attention issues. This condition is frequently linked to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
A highlighted case study in the journal, examined a woman in her twenties who had been dealing with Tourette’s syndrome since she was three years old. In addition, she also experienced headaches. Because the girl's family did not want her to take prescription drugs, they had not sought traditional medical care. For a more natural alternative, she began receiving chiropractic care.
Two years before the woman began receiving her chiropractic care, she started to experience muscle contraction tics in both the shoulders and face. The tics were experienced throughout the entire day. If she was relaxed, she'd experience them about every five minutes. If she was stressed or if she'd consumed a great deal of sugar, she experienced tics every five seconds. They also became much more severe during this time, which made it difficult for her to carry out basic day to day tasks. It was clear she needed treatment.
Before chiropractic care began, an examination of the woman showed that she was experiencing vertebral subluxation, which was causing interference to the nervous system. After a year of regular chiropractic adjustments, the patient saw noticeable decreases in the frequency of her tics. Her tics were also far less severe, and her headaches improved. This allowed her to function far better during the day and made it easier for her to complete various tasks.
The paper's lead author, Dr. Pamela Stone-McCoy stated that research has been showing that there's a relationship between the brain, nervous system, and spine abnormalities. She also said that brain development is effected by the spine's structure and movement. This paper clearly shows the importance of chiropractic treatment, and the need for further research into this field.
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