Dallas Chiropractic Neurologist Comments:
For those of you that don't know, we treat a lot of kids.
I've even helped kids with degeneration of the cerebellum, seizures...and learning disabilities/difficulties like dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
One thing parents always want to know is --
"How long will it take for my child to get better?"
Fair question. I always have to answer (and I hate this answer, but its true)..."That depends." Depends on what, you ask?
Depends on if you do what we tell you to do. Our programs work--but only if parents follow our recommendations.
Sounds simple, I know. But sticking with it can be challenging...especially if progress is slow. I guess it's like if you were trying to lose weight. Everyone wants a "Magic Bullet"
LOSE 20 LBS OVERNIGHT EATING ONLY DOUBLE-STUFFED OREOS!
I mean that'd be great, right? Of course, deep down we know it's ridiculous (but we still reach for phone when the order line telephone number pops on the screen).
Fortunately, in 80% of the kids we treat, parents can see the difference in the child within a few weeks to a few months and therefore have no problem following our recommendations to the letter.
But...other children have really complex problems that TAKE TIME. It takes real courage to stick it out.
Just the other day, this showed up in my inbox.
We began exercise therapy for the right side of the brain to strengthen it. This was a slow process because the exercises began causing behavioral meltdowns. We eventually stopped exercises and tested neurotransmitters in his brain and discovered that most of them were well outside of the normal levels. We started giving him natural supplements to get these levels in a better range and noticed some improvements. We started the exercises again with the supplements and continued to see some improvements, albeit slow. We eventually re-tested neurotransmitters and noticed that in fact his levels had improved. We later tested his cortisol levels and added some new supplements to address low cortisol levels.
Almost 2 years later, we recently stopped taking neurotransmitter and cortisol supplements because our son is doing much better with control issues. The brain exercises lasted off and on for about a year from when we began. There is of course the possibility we will have to resume the supplements if we notice his behavior changing.
We are grateful to have been referred to Dr. Clark. He clearly diagnosed the problem (and even witnessed some of the behaviors). We appreciate the natural approach without drugs so that we don’t damage his developing brain. Our son is healthier now and better able to function in relationships and with his environment. As parents we would have loved to have been the ones with the one-week success story. It was not to be because of the nature of the problems, but we saw steady improvement over the last 2 years.
Brian & Jena Martin
I want Brian and Jena to know, from me, that they are true Parent Heroes.