Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Treatment in West Greenwich

Chiropractic West Greenwich RI Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure in the womb during the mother's pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome in West Greenwich causes brain damage and developmental growth problems. The problems caused by fetal alcohol syndrome vary from child to child, but defects caused by fetal alcohol syndrome are not reversible and last a lifetime. Early diagnosis may help to reduce problems such as learning difficulties and behavioral issues.

Symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in West Greenwich

Problems with the brain and central nervous system may include:

  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Intellectual disability, learning disorders and delayed development
  • Poor memory
  • Trouble with attention and with processing information
  • Difficulty with reasoning and problem-solving
  • Difficulty identifying consequences of choices
  • Poor judgment skills
  • Jitteriness or hyperactivity
  • Rapidly changing moods

Problems in functioning, coping and interacting with others may include:

  • Difficulty in school
  • Trouble getting along with others
  • Poor social skills
  • Trouble adapting to change or switching from one task to another
  • Problems with behavior and impulse control
  • Poor concept of time
  • Problems staying on task
  • Difficulty planning or working toward a goal

Physical defects may include:

  • Distinctive facial features, including small eyes, an exceptionally thin upper lip, a short, upturned nose, and a smooth skin surface between the nose and upper lip
  • Deformities of joints, limbs and fingers
  • Slow physical growth before and after birth
  • Vision difficulties or hearing problems
  • Small head circumference and brain size
  • Heart defects and problems with kidneys and bones

Bed Wetting

Bed Wetting is a symptom that is associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The sensory perception necessary to feel a full bladder and relieve it, or be able to hold it through the night. Science has long shown that more commonly children wet the bed later through the night.


Problem behaviors not present at birth that can result from having fetal alcohol syndrome (secondary disabilities) may include:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Aggression, inappropriate social conduct, and breaking rules and laws
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders
  • Problems staying in or completing school
  • Problems with independent living and with employment
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviors

Neurofeedback Therapy

At the Chiropractic Neurology Center with our certified neurofeedback doctors, we are able to perform the proper testing needed to see where the neurological disconnect is, providing insight into possible alcohol exposure and likely symptoms. Many times the child is passed by as having ADHD yet as time goes by caregivers then suspect that there is more to it as the child grows older. Once the brainwave patterns are identified, our neurofeedback therapy program can improve those brain patterns for a better quality of life.




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16 Nooseneck Hill Road Suite A
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: (401) 397-9948
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