Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

The Effects of Hemispheric Specific Neurologic Stimulation in Adhd

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

The Effects of Hemispheric Specific Neurologic Stimulation in Adhd

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ADHD is the most common childhood disorder diagnosed today. It is diagnosed in approximately 1 in every 5-10 children. This case involves chiropractic care along with hemispheric specific neurological stimulation in a 10.5 year old girl who presented with a diagnosis of ADHD, which is medically managed with Methylphenidate (MPH). In addition, she complained of daily nocturnal enuresis and difficulty controlling bladder when awake. Enuresis is prevalent in approximately 8% of 11 year old children. A direct link between ADHD and enuresis has not been substantiated.

Method: Visits were compiled of a combination of chiropractic Adjustments, according to Activator Methods protocol combined with Thompson technique protocol, and hemispheric specific neurological stimuli. Initial evaluation included review of medical history as provided by the child and her mother and physical examination. Outcome measures include changes in motor control, balance and posture, as apparent on follow up physical examination, as well as 2 TOVAs, one taken 1 week after initiation of care, the second after 36 visits. …

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