Fighting Tourette’s Syndrome with Chiropractic Care

September 15, 2014

Contrary to what many might believe, Tourette’s syndrome is not a behavioral disorder — it’s a neurological one. Presented as tics that are either motor or vocal in nature, those suffering from this disorder may exhibit excessive blinking, facial grimaces, grunting noises and in rare cases, spontaneous use of profane language.

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Symptoms of this neurological disorder usually begin before a child turns 18 and can worsen significantly when the child is excited or agitated. Diagnosis is usually given if the child has two or more motor tics and at least one form of vocal tic that lasts for longer than a year. Even though a child with Tourette’s may be able to tone down their symptoms for brief periods, they’re unable to control or eliminate them.

New research has shown positive results for Tourette’s sufferers in the field of chiropractic neurology. Published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, the study revealed that chiropractic care can help improve symptoms of Tourette’s and related neurological disorders. In this particular study, there was a correlation between the maturing brain and normal movement of the spine and joints.

If subluxations exist, the brain is unable to send vital messages to the rest of the body. Therefore, it stands to reason that if subluxations occur early in life and are left uncorrected, the brain cannot effectively communicate with the body, resulting in nerve interference. When a chiropractor performs targeted adjustments to correct subluxations, the communication between the brain and body is restored, which allows for better functionality. Research shows that this may help children who suffer from symptoms of Tourette’s.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes everyone should have access to quality chiropractic care. As one of the largest networks of qualified doctors of chiropractic in America, we can help you save up to 50 percent on affordable chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn more. Remember — if you’re alive and have nerve interference,you’re better off alive without nerve interference.

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