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1310 Tower Lane NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 US

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Neurology for Kids

Chiropractic for Children and Mothers

 

We have experience in working with children who present with a great variety of concerns, including:

  • Learning disorders, ADD, ADHD, Sensory integration disorders
  • Dyslexia and other reading problems
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Ear infections
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Seizure disorders
  • Delays in development (speech, crawling, walking…)
  • Movement disorders, Tourette's
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsies and a variety of brain or spinal cord developmental problems
  • VERY HEALTHY children and adolescents whose parents wish to help them achieve the best functioning brain possible

Although a child may have a diagnosis of Tourette's, ADHD or another syndrome, the treatment of the syndrome is not the focus of our care. Instead we work very hard to identify the area of the nervous system that is deficient and provide care in hopes of restoring it to proper function.

What occurs during the neurologic consultation?

  1. Comprehensive neurological examination and history review are performed to find the area of the nervous system that is causing a problem - exam will investigate how the brain functions in terms of reflexes, balance, tone, coordination, strength, sensory integration, optokinetic and vestibulocular responses, problem solving, memory, language, light/auditory/tactile/olfactory responses, autonomic testing and a variety of neural controls
  2. A plan to improve function without drugs or surgery is formulated
  3. We test the plan and attempt to find out immediately if a positive response has occurred
  4. Your child will receive care in the clinic and a plan for at home to achieve measurable improvement in neurologic function
  5. We can provide reports and assistance to doctors, therapists, teachers or coaches who you may wish to be involved with your child's care

What type of care will my child receive?

  • Care is individualized to match the specifics identified in the exam
  • Care will change over time as the nervous system changes
  • Treatment involves many different activities that have been found in the literature and/or therapeutic trial to cause the types of changes that are desired. This may include:
    1. Specific Chiropractic adjustments that change the signals to the brain associated with movement, balance and muscle tone
    2. A wide variety of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and balance activities
    3. Eye movement exercises
    4. Coordination patterning
    5. Interactive Metronome©
    6. Cognitive or thought based exercises
    7. Activities to increase oxygen supply
    8. Modification of school, home and play activities and environment

Patients with Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity, Autism and other similar disorders...

Chiropractic Neurologists are quickly gaining ground for their treatment of patients suffering from hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, autism and other disorders as recent clinical findings suggest that problems in the central nervous system function could be a source of many of these conditions.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA) reports on the growing specialty of chiropractic neurology and new research in the neurological services that points to chiropractic as a possible non-drug treatment for a host of baffling disorders.

Chiropractic Neurologists have successfully treated attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) without drugs. Doctors isolate aspects of the brain that are not developing or functioning properly and determine the appropriate therapeutic approach.

"We use modalities to effect either a calming or an activation and increase of stimulation of a part of the brain that controls mood, attention, problem-solving qualities and thought processing.  These children do wonderfully. They usually respond very quickly, especially in the absence of any brain damage.  We are usually simply dealing with developmental patterns and the development of the brain."

Chiropractic Neurology is also addressing autism. "Many children may be autistic as a result of compromised cerebral and thalamic integration," explains Dr. Michael Hall. "A chiropractic neurologist may be able to provide additional clinical insight and clinical procedures to improve brain function through manipulation and non-manipulative procedures."

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8 am - 12 pm

2 pm - 6 pm

Tuesday:

8 am

6 pm

Wednesday:

8 am - 12 pm

2 pm - 6 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Closed

Friday:

8 am

6 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "The staff at Powell Chiro is excellent- very professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and personable. I had a great experience and will come back in the future for additional adjustments, etc. as needed."
    John Bohn, 2017
  • "The therapies were successful beyond my wildest hopes, I went from bed-ridden to being able to be active."
    Charles, 2017

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