Improved Brain Development in 37 Children Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Correction of Vertebral Subluxation


Sarah Hock, DC, CACCP & Amy Spoelstra, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ October 3, 2022 ~ Pages 86-94



Objective: To describe the care and outcomes of subluxation-based chiropractic care for several children with Neuro-Deflective Disorders™ associated with development.

Clinical Features: Chiropractic care of children with Neuro-Deflective Disorders™ via subluxation-based chiropractic care using neurological, developmental, functional, structural, and subjective parental outcome assessments.

Interventions and Outcomes: Vertebral subluxations when found at specific spinal segments were adjusted. During care, patient outcomes were measured via both objective and subjective measurements for initial and re-evaluation purposes. At the conclusion of each care plan patients’ outcomes showed marked improvement in both objective and subjective measurements demonstrating improvement in the quality of life for these patients.

Conclusion: Chiropractic adjustments, which focus on the reduction of vertebral subluxation, appeared to be beneficial for children with Neuro-Deflective Disorders™. When measuring and assessing quality of life for these patients and families there was a positive correlation between chiropractic care and improvement in measured areas.