Tourettes, Tourette's Syndrome, Tourettes Syndrome, A diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome in a child can be very hard, not only for the child, but the parents as well. Parents want to make sure their children are taken care of in the best way possible. Educating oneself about Tourette’s, what causes it, and how to help your child cope with it can be beneficial. Looking into what has helped other parents and children with Tourette’s syndrome is also a great way to find information. The following is an encouraging example.

Help for Tourette’s – One Child’s Story

A 9-year-old boy had been struggling with health problems since birth. Incidentally, he was delivered with the use of forceps. When he was 1, he fell down some stairs. At age 2, he started to develop asthma and was prescribed an inhaler. He had chronic ear infections and suffered from pneumonia on a yearly basis. At age 7, he got diagnosed with ADHD and Tourette’s. Age 8 brought on the diagnosis of insomnia and depression. He also began having neck pain and headaches.

His parents heard about upper cervical chiropractic care, and they made an appointment for their son. His initial examination revealed that he did indeed have a misalignment in his upper neck vertebrae. This may have been caused by the use of forceps when he was born, the fall down the stairs, or a combination of the two.

The End of the Story

Just 2 days later, his parents began to see improvement in his personality disorders. His tics had improved by 50%! His headaches, neck pain, insomnia, and wheezing had all gotten better or gone away. After 1 month of care, he was able to take half as many medications for depression. His ADHD and socialization skills with his peers improved greatly.

Yes, a tiny misalignment in the upper neck can create all of these issues. Realigning the bones of the neck through a gentle, safe procedure can help a child feel better due to restored communication throughout the body and brain. The end result is a happier, healthier child!

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He 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. More information can be found on his website at