Learning disorders are just one of many neurological problems that affect children today. They also include hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and minimal brain damage among others.
The number of children diagnosed with these conditions is growing at a staggering rate, as medical historian Harris Coulter, Ph.D. has noted:
"These disorders have received the appellation "developmental disabilities." Probably the leading one is dyslexia," also called "minimal brain damage. " Another prominent one is "autism". But there are many others. Approximately twenty percent of American children-one youngster in five-suffers from a developmental disability."
The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is encouraging parents to include a regularly scheduled chiropractic checkup in their child's health regime. Children under chiropractic care will experience optimal development of the nervous system, as interference with growth and development will be eliminated. Just as with adults, a child's brain and spinal cord is the power source for the entire body. However, during childhood connections are still being formed. When the connections are being developed we want them to be assembled perfectly. This will allow the body function properly from the very beginning.
Although not a treatment for neurological disorders, chiropractic care has given many children suffering from neurological disorders new hope. Chiropractors, parents and school officials have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children with many kinds of neurological conditions including learning disorders, hyperactivity, inability to concentrate and behavior problems.
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