Tourette’s Syndrome, Tourette’s, Trigger, Triggers Autism Autism, Autistic, Healthy Spine, Tourette’s is a difficult condition to endure, and no parent wants to see a child suffering. While the medical community relies heavily on pharmaceuticals for every medical condition.  Tourette’s is difficult to manage, even with the most modern drugs. Plus, many parents don’t want to medicate their children unnecessarily. Is there a better way? We’d like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic care.


Tourette’s Helped by Upper Cervical Care: A Case Study

A 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Tourette’s was the subject of the study. The first symptoms became evident when the child was very young. A couple of factors accompanied the problems. First of all, forceps were used in delivery. Then, around age one, he took a tumble down some stairs.

By age two, he had an inhaler for asthma, regular problems with ear infections, and an annual bout with pneumonia. At age seven, he receives an official diagnosis of Tourette’s. At age eight depression and insomnia were added to the list of symptoms, followed by headaches and neck pain.

An examination by an upper cervical chiropractor revealed an upper cervical subluxation—probably the result of the use of forceps, the fall, or a combination of the two.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Gets Results

Within two days after adjustment number one, his mom could see the difference in his personality and attitude. The tics were improving, and the neck and head pain were gone. After a month of care, his antidepressant dose was cut in half, and he performed better in school as well.

It is amazing how many things can go wrong when the atlas bone is out of alignment. Pressure can be placed on the brainstem. Blood flow to the brain can be hindered. Proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage may be inhibited. As a result, the communication between the body and the brain suffers.

Upper cervical chiropractic is by no means a cure-all, but you may be surprised just how much better you or your child can feel after even one adjustment.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at