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Improvement in Learning and Speech Disorder in a Child with Vertebral Subluxations Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study


Ben Lerner, DC Bio Sherri Lerner, D.C. Bio


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2009 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 1-7



Objective: To report on improvement in learning disorder and speech delay in a four year old child undergoing chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxations.


Clinical Features: Four year old male with history of severe learning disorder and speech delay. Objective indicators of vertebral subluxation identified via palpation, thermography and radiographs.


Interventions & Outcomes: Pettibon chiropractic technique along with manual diversified chiropractic adjusting directed at reducing vertebral subluxations in the cervical thoracic and pelvic regions were performed. Dietary modifications were also implemented.


Conclusion: The case of a four year old male with past history of learning disorder and speech delay is presented. Dramatic improvement in neurodevelopment is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Additional research on neurodevelopmental disorders and chiropractic is warranted. 


Key Terms:  Learning disorder, speech delay, neurodevelopmental disorders, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, Pettibon technique, Diversified technique, thermography

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