Chiropractic Care for ADHD
ADHD in Children
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is a developmental disorder that affects behavior, attention and learning. It is one of the most researched conditions found in children, and the number of children who are getting treated for it each year is on the rise.
While medical experts can’t pinpoint one specific cause for ADHD, the disorder may be caused by a number of things, including birth trauma, the child’s environment, prenatal substance abuse, genetics, and neurological development.
While we lack concrete evidence of what causes ADHD, there is no question that children with this disorder will face a significant number of problems, including:
- Reading and learning challenges
- Difficulty focusing or paying attention
- Poor school performances
- Being overwhelmed by their environment
- Having to deal with strong feelings of anger, resentment and low self-esteem
Chiropractic Help with ADHD
While all of these complications can cripple a child’s development, perhaps the most debilitating challenge that kids with ADHD face is the heavy reliance on stimulant medication.
The use of stimulant medication can result in a number of complications, which has resulted in more parents looking to complementary and alternative medicine like chiropractic care.
Through specific adjustments of the spine and nervous system, chiropractors are able to bring alignment, pain relief and healing to children who suffer from ADHD, without having to rely on stimulant medication.
If your child has ADHD and is dealing with the negative implications of stimulant medication and other traditional forms of treatment, contact Living Hope Chiropractic to learn about how chiropractic care can help.