Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders
I have a child with dyslexia and learning disorders. I don’t want to medicate him but don’t know what else to do? Can chiropractic fix his problem?
Learning disorders and dyslexia affect between 3 and 10% of all school aged children in this country. Some also suffer from low self esteem, diminished motivation, loss of interest in school and academics and a reduction in social interaction. This is no way for a child to live. Adding drugs to this profile, with their unknown and often harmful side effects, could be catastrophic. I am glad for you question and have good news for you.
A recent evaluation of research points to chiropractic adjustments as a means to help children with learning difficulties.
The research was conducted by Dr Yannick Pauli, a doctor of chiropractic and president of the Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He specializes in the care of children suffering from both learning and behavioral disorders. After assessing eight previously published studies of more than 155 children, he reported “that the evidence strongly suggests that chiropractic care may help various cognitive abilities that are essential to learning.”
“Chiropractic adjustments can improve function of the spine and can strongly stimulate nerve pathways to the brain, stated Dr. Pauli. “This improvement of the body along important pathways can provide important gains that lead to enhanced learning ability”, he concluded.
A growing number of cases of children with learning disorders are coming to light as more and more parents are concerned about medicating their children and are turning to chiropractic instead. It’s also apparent that many of these children suffer from, what might be considered by parents, unrelated symptoms, such as headaches, low back pain or neck pain. Often the children won’t complain to the parents that they have a headache or pain so the parents can’t make the connection. It’s important to talk to your children and to watch them closely, especially if there is a change in their behavior. Your child might not be able to articulate the problem but they will “act it out.”
The bottom line is that Chiropractic adjustments may offer a positive solution to your child’s dyslexia and learning problems without any negative, harmful side effects and will improve the function of his nervous system so he can function better on every level. (visit www.roberdschiropractic.com)
It’s a win-win situation.