The Doctor Is In

There are now natural, drug-free, and effective solutions when your child is struggling with Tourette’s or other neurological disorders

Devan Arman, D.C.

As some of you may already know, Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes tics, or involuntary movements or vocalizations.  It is very common among children and shockingly affects nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. today. TS symptoms usually start to occur between the ages of 5 and 7, although it can occur in kids as young as 3, and it becomes increasingly more noticeable by ages 8-12. 

What Causes Tourette’s Syndrome?

It is interesting to note that all children diagnosed with Tourette’s have tics, but not all tics are diagnosed as being caused by Tourette’s syndrome.  The difference is that those children with TS are more likely to have multiple tics for longer periods of time, rather than just one tic. Most health professionals contribute TS to genetics and assume that they are simply inherited.  However, studies have also shown that trauma or injury could lead to TS and tics.  Specifically, trauma to the neck at a young age has been linked to Tourette’s syndrome.  Studies have also shown that children with TS commonly have other conditions as well, such as OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, migraines, or learning disabilities. 

"In fact, it was amazing to discover that over a 19-week period, his 21 total issues were reduced down to just 2."

How Does Chiropractic Help Those with TS?

Chiropractic care is a nerologically-based method for treating the entire body, which includes Tourette’s.  The central nervous systems, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is responsible for relaying messages to the rest of the body.  When a spinal misalignment is present, the nerve communication is interrupted, disrupting proper function of the body and leading to health issues such as TS.  A gentle chiropractic adjustment can remove these misalignments and restore proper nerve communication once again.  Not only can it decrease tics, but it can also impact the other conditions that are often found in those with TS, treating the health of the whole person.

I’ve been very excited about how chiropractic has greatly helped many people with Tourette’s syndrome.  Recently, a 15 year-old boy who was suffering with TS, as well as ADHD, migraines, behavioral and learning disorders, and OCD experienced significant improvements after being under regular chiropractic treatments. In fact, it was amazing to discover that over a 19-week period, his 21 total issues were reduced down to just 2.  His tics decreased drastically, his headaches were completely gone, and his overall health and wellness increased.

While this is fantastic news, Tourette’s is only one of the many treatable disorders that specific and intentional chiropractic care can help to alleviate. So, if your child is struggling with Tourette’s and you’re looking for a natural, drug-free, and effective solution, Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman can help.

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