Chiropractic and ADHD

Posted on Sep 29, 2016


ADD is officially called Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or AD/HD. It is generally divided into three subtypes, according to the main features associated with the disorder: inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

Since the 1980s, ADD has been on the rise among children. According to CDC data, half a million kids (ages 3 to 18) were diagnosed with ADD in 1987. By 1993, that number was up to 3.2 million. Then, in 2003, there were 7.4 million kids afflicted with this problem. The general thinking was to put them on medication, which, in turn, made them more like robots or zombies, it seems.

Interestingly, statistics indicate that more boys than girls seem to have ADD. In recent years, for example, some 11% of boys ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with it, compared to 4.8% of girls. Long story short, these numbers illustrate that about one in three kids in a typical classroom deal with ADD; it’s prevalent.

The medications Ritalin and Adderol have been the go-to drugs to help kids deal with their ADD. However, taking these drugs can cause other problems, just as you’d assume. Therefore, consider this: what about chiropractic care for those with ADD? Since 1989 or so, chiropractic care has helped improve or resolve ADD for many kids.

The chiropractor’s take on ADD is this: it can start with the misalignment of the spine, affecting the body’s balance and ultimately how the brain functions. The nervous system ends up firing off nerve endings to the point where a kid appears hyperactive. By adjusting the nervous system imbalance through chiropractic adjustments, the brain can essentially reboot itself. The kid is able to calm down, becoming on-task and focused.

If your child has ADD, make an appointment with Lakewoods Chiropractic by calling 651-464-0800. Chiropractic care is a natural, safe alternative to drug treatments for ADD.

 

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