The concept of chiropractic neurology, in our experience, is little tricks to get the brain to do what we want it to do. Our very first experience was with a chiropractor who was taking courses in neurochiropractic. We went to her because in my daughter’s NAET session, the NAET practitioner said she had a vertebra out of place in her neck and the chiropractor could correct it quickly and gently.
My daughter had a very negative experience with a chiropractor who used an activator on her when she was a baby. We’d gone to him for acupressure, on recommendation, and he said he needed to use the activator. I should’ve had him test it out on me first. That was a big lesson to be sure! Taste it, feel it, touch it first! Well, he applied it to her back while she sat on my lap, and she was so upset by it, she bawled and became absolutely terrified of all practitioners for years. Ugh. Extra ugh since she had to go to practitioners for sure!
Anyway, … this particular chiropractor was indeed gentle. We explained to her how crucial it was that she be gentle, and she was committed to helping my daughter in a way my daughter could receive. My daughter [probably 6 years old at the time?] laid on a slanted table while I stood by her side, and the chiropractor kind of moved her here and there, tapped with her hands, etc. Eventually, she ended up treating her by gently massaging a couple of spots at my daughter’s shoulder and neck. When my daughter got up, her right leg, which had been turned inward at the foot, was straight! I was amazed.
The chiropractor explained that stress causes certain muscles to contract and results in the leg turning inward. She said it would be easy for us to repeat the massage if our daughter’s leg turned inward again, though we did not have success doing it ourselves.
She also said that she was using a neurochiropractic technique and that my daughter might benefit from that. She said walking on the tippy toes is the result of a sense of falling backward, and we could treat that easily. We tried with that chiropractor to no avail. She recommended that we see her neurochiropractic teacher, and she got us an appointment.
The evaluation was at least an hour long, and he was always always late by 15-30 minutes. Annoying, but I’d put up with it if there are results, for sure. And, when we were in the initial appointment, he was fully attentive and present with us, despite his staff knocking on the door 5 minutes after our appointment started to let him know the next client was waiting. He was more distracted and we ended up with “less than” appointments on subsequent occasions. These are office management issues, though, not treatment issues.
He did a whole bunch of things to evaluate my daughter—mostly with her lying on a table, sitting, checking reflexes, etc. While evaluating, an assistant sat in the room at a computer and typed in his evaluation. He determined that her basal ganglia was where her injury lay, and that was consistent with the MRI she had at 3 weeks of age. At the end, he ended up suggesting that we twirl my daughter in an office chair three times slowly to the right, three times a day. It was supposed to calm down her neurology, result in less tongue-thrusting, etc. We did notice that she was calmer with the twirling.
At subsequent appointments, he would re-evaluate her, try out some techniques, and sometimes give us additional techniques to do at home but sometimes just say we needed to wait. One additional technique he gave us was to use a specially designed iPhone app that had animals that scrolled either up or down and at different speeds. He showed us which direction and at what speed to go, and told us to do it a couple of times a day, and to test my daughter’s foot reflex before and after. When a finger or pen was stroked upward on her foot, her toes went up and out instead of curling inward—his goal was to get them to curl inward. It did seem to help a smidge.
Those were the only two techniques he ever gave us, though, apparently because he was always under too much time pressure to give us a new one. He’d try out a technique during the appointment, say the results were good, and then say that we shouldn’t do it. It was expensive and time-consuming to go there and be told that we’re just going home doing the same thing we had been doing. Time and again. We tried talking to the staff about it, and we tried talking to our referring chiropractor about it, both to no avail. So after probably 6 appointments, we gave up.
Later, we talked to a telepathic intermediary [who is psychic] about it. She said he was supposed to help us but for some reason just didn’t fulfill his soul contract with us. She didn’t know why, but she said he just didn’t and that going back would be fruitless because he wasn’t going to help her then either. Strange but true!
So, my bottom line: It would be totally worth trying if you are contending with a potential neurological issue. It was simple, painless, and seemed promising.
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