Chiropractic for ADD / ADHD
If you are a parent of a child suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may be wondering what all your treatment options are. The most common intervention for ADHD is prescribed medication. While this may have some success at treating the symptoms, it can come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Also, many parents may be concerned with the effects of long term prescription medication consumption may have on their children.
You may think that the only effective treatment for disorders such as ADHD are medications, but there are other treatments out there that are natural and effective. Did you know that many chiropractors have a proven track record of successfully treating the symptoms of ADHD and other learning disabilities? Chiropractic care can help treat an array of symptoms and disorders. If you think that chiropractic is limited to back pain, you haven’t learned about all that regular adjustments can do.
Chiropractors work to find and address any subluxations in the spine. By performing regular adjustments, chiropractors help to ensure proper nerve flow. If a child’s spine is misaligned, it may be affecting their behavior and performance at school.
Chiropractic care is based on the concept of holistic wellness, meaning the health of the whole body. If the spine and nerve flow are working properly then the rest of the body may follow.
Chiropractors suggest the following tips and lifestyle changes for children dealing with ADHD:
Eliminate sugar, preservatives, food dyes and additives from the diet.
Use natural, unprocessed foods, avoiding all pesticides and herbicides.
Find out if your child has any allergies, and address them.
Avoid medications, alcohol, nicotine and any other stimulants while pregnant.
Find time to relax while pregnant as stress can affect the unborn baby’s health.
Chiropractic can treat many ailments, including ADHD. There are many solid health and wellness benefits of chiropractic care.
Make an appointment to talk to a chiropractic doctor about chiropractic and stress.