Tantrums. Hyperactivity. Inattention. If you have a child diagnosed with ADHD, you know how challenging it is to find safe, effective treatments. Chiropractic care is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for ADHD.
Conventional medicine usually prescribes medications to relieve symptoms. One of the most frequently prescribed, the stimulant Ritalin, can be effective for some, but it also may trigger a laundry list of side effects, from headaches and nausea to irritability and insomnia. In addition, stimulant drugs aren’t effective for up to 30 percent of children.
Chiropractic care is different. Chiropractors believe that ADHD is caused by muscular and skeletal imbalances that interfere with brain activity. When a chiropractor adjusts the spine, the message pathways are cleared, so the brain and spine can communicate properly with the rest of the body.
Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Small-scale studies have shown promising results for chiropractic care’s effect on ADHD symptoms, including one that found spinal manipulations were 24% more effective than common ADHD medications. Another study found that chiropractic care reduced overt behavior activity by more than 70%, and 57% of the participant’s parents reported lower levels of hyperactivity. Since chiropractors are focused on total wellness, they also may recommend therapies to complement spinal adjustments, like dietary changes. He or she may suggest foods or vitamins that can correct nutritional deficiencies.
Chiropractic Care For Kids With ADHD
Be advised that the overall effectiveness of chiropractic care for children with ADHD is difficult to determine. Because of the complexity of these syndromes and the wide variety of available treatment options, the research is limited. The following benefits have been noted in children with ADHD that received chiropractic care:
● Decrease in the frequency of falls and increased functional and communicative language skills.
● Reduced self-harm behaviors
● Reduced hospitalizations for behavioral problems
● Reduced parental anxiety and negative attitudes toward children with ADHD
● Reduced behavioral difficulties in schools
● Improved communication in daily activities
● Increased parental involvement in care and treatment of the child
The first step to getting help is to realize that you are not alone with a child with ADHD. Many people with a child with ADHD find that chiropractic therapy improves their child’s attention and focus. To find out more about our program for ADHD patients and find out if we can help your child, please call us at (651) 644-7207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You know how challenging life can be for your ADHD child and your family. You owe it to them to find a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for your child’s condition.