Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a problem that affects one in every ten children in the United States. Most of these cases are treated with Ritalin, but that’s not an option for everyone. Not only should this drug not be used by children under six years of age, but Ritalin intoxication is a surprisingly common problem. Even when Ritalin is used safely, many parents would rather ADHD be treated without drugs if it is at all possible.
There is little evidence when it comes to effective alternative ADHD treatment, but many experts believe that going to the chiropractor can help treat ADHD.
ADHD and Your Chiropractor
The idea about chiropractic treatment and ADHD is rooted in applied kinesiology and disturbances to the child’s nervous system. There are problems caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck. Research has shown that the link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic examination can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. This causes ADHD symptoms. Chiropractors that work according to this theory make adjustments that put the skull bones back into the proper position. This may help parents looking for alternative ADHD treatments.
Chiropractic: Pure and Natural
That’s why we often recommend a schedule of safe and natural chiropractic adjustments to help reduce the accompanying nervous system tension.
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As parents, we want the best for our children. If your child exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, you know it affects virtually everyone your child is in contact with. As you consider your options, get a thorough chiropractic evaluation. Call our practice today!