Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD) is the most commonly reported childhood behavioral disorder, affecting 3 to 7 percent of American children and those numbers are on the rise. There are no laboratory test to diagnose ADHD but it’s characterized by the following behaviors:
- Poor attention span
- Impulsive behaviors
- Hyperactivity or annoying behavior
- Distracted or inattentive behavior
“A study published in 1975, compared chiropractic care with drug treatment in children with learning and behavioral impairments due to neurological dysfunction. It was reported that chiropractic care “was more effective for the wide range of symptoms common in the neurological dysfunction syndrome in which thirteen symptom or problem areas were considered.” The author also reported that chiropractic care was 24% more effective than commonly used medications.” – by Dr. Christopher Kent from The Chiropractic Journal
Drugs, typically Ritalin, are prescribed to children with ADHD. Chiropractic care focuses on providing natural treatment for ADHD without the use of addictive drugs. If your child displays any of the behaviors listed above, contact us to schedule an evaluation. When your child's spine is subluxated, it causes pressure on these nerves that can alter your childs behavior. If our chiropractor feels chiropractic care is the right choice, our chiropractor will perform gentle adjustments to the spine, allowing the nervous system to function optimally.
Back In Line Chiropractic Spine and Injury has provided care to hundeds of children with ADHD behaviors to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Call 770-505-5665 to schedule an evaluation for your child today.
Children are not the only ones affected by ADHD/ADD. More and more adults are finding that they themseves are having the same symptoms. Call today to schedule your appointment if ADHD/ADD is affecting your daily activities.