Child with Bedwetting, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) helped with Chiropractic.

Child with Bedwetting, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) helped with Chiropractic.

In the January 30, 2012 issue of the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, there was a case study documenting the resolution of bedwetting and improvement of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The authors of the study note that between five and six million children over the age of 6 are affected by bedwetting in the United States.  They also report that it is estimated that approximately 1 and 110 children in the United States suffer from ASD, and it is found to be more common among boys than in girls.

In this case, a six year old boy who was bedwetting was brought to the chiropractor.  At age 2, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and exhibited the symptoms of that problem he arrived for care.

The boy’s mother reported that her pregnancy with her son was difficult, and she noted that she had taken Loevoxyl for hypothyroidism throughout the pregnancy.  She also stated that the child’s hospital delivery and birth were traumatic, resulting in a cesarean section.  The boy’s mother reported that through his childhood so far, he had multiple falls, and suffered from numerous bouts of ear infections.

A chiropractic examination was performed, which led to the conclusion of the presence of a subluxation in the upper neck, (atlas).  Chiropractic adjustments were then initiated for correction of the atlas subluxation, and follow-up examination procedures were performed during the course of care.

The mother noted that her son had completely stopped wetting his bed after the first visit.  As care continued, she also reported that she observed a 70% improvement in his ASD, and noticed that he had performed better in school and displayed greater social skills.

In their conclusion the authors wrote, “This case study explores the possible link between the objective reduction of vertebral subluxation and the resolution of nocturnal enuresis, as well as the subjective improvement in the behavioral patterns of a child diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.”

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