Both autism and pervasive development disorder (PDD) serve as diagnosable developmental disorders that have many similar traits. Typically evident by the time children are three years old, both autism and PDD act as neurological disorders that influence a child’s ability to communicate with others, understand relatively-tangible social interactions, partake in recreational play, and show empathy to their peers.
The diagnosis of both autism and PDD is obtained through observance of symptoms in three distinct areas. The frequency of autism/PDD ranges, depends on the examining party; that being said, the frequency of these neurological disorders is continuing to thrive and even expand according to multiple leading parties. Interestingly, this diagnosable spectrum is especially common among males. The characteristics of autism and PDD are widely varied in abilities, intelligence, and common behaviors, while the disorder’s root continues to be examined and controversial.
Using an evaluation, history, and x-ray tests, numerous chiropractic therapy adjustments were administered to specified spinal regions on a five-year-old boy. Precise details of the examination conclusions, treatment techniques, risks, expectations, and parent/child responsibilities were conveyed to everyone involved. Both a subjective and objective monitoring device was used after being agreed upon by family members.
Researchers realized that substantial progress was witnessed in the patient’s symptoms– by not just one or two, but all of the involved parties. The objective/subjective monitoring system showed a 96 percent improvement following just two weeks of treatment. During a three-and-a-half year follow-up exam, a whopping 102 percent overall improvement was witnessed, with the mother even saying that the child seemed approximately “normal.” This serves as superior progress to the norm after conventional medical intervention.
In conclusion, chiropractic management could help many other cases of autism and PDD. Later investigation involving clinical trials and double blind studies are justifiable, and should be implemented in the near future. The monitoring system used can be bettered through the implementation of more evaluators so all potential biases are ruled out. Future research yielding similar conclusions might culminate in chiropractic care serving as a preventive measure for this developmental disorders.
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