ADHD, the neck and chiropractic

ADHD and the neck

The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has increased a whopping 53% in the past 10 years. 

What does ADHD, the neck and chiropractic have in common?

What do ADHD, the neck and chiropractic have in common? More than you may realize.  ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder.  It is a neurobehavioral disorder (a brain-behavior disorder).  When a person has ADHD they show symptoms of lack of focus, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, an inability to regulate their emotions.  ‘It seems like their brain is revved up and they can’t do anything about it.’

ADHD effects motor abilities

About half of the children with ADHD also show some dysfunction in their motor abilities. Meaning, in how they walk or run. As well as in their balance and posture.

Symmetric Tonic Neck Reflex

We humans have a reflex in our neck. This reflex helps us work the upper and lower body independently.  A child crawls for about 6 months. The crawling motion helps this reflex get strong.

The research

More and more research is emerging. This research shows that a spinal nerve dysfunction may have a significant role (or be the primary cause) in ADHD.  

The beauty of chiropractic

The beautiful part is that with a specially trained pediatric chiropractor, you’re set. The results of regular, focused and intentional chiropractic care show great results. Results show improved quality of sleep, better visual stimulated responses, and an overall better quality of life.

And that means…

First of all, when we help a child we help a family. Because it means improved quality of sleep and better quality of life for the whole family. Especially mom and dad. Which translates into better relationships, better performance in school, social interactions, homework focus, ease of doing chores, the list goes on.

Why do children come to our office?

Birth trauma    teeth grinding    head-banging    torticollis  abnormal head shape

ADHD      motor delay     asthma      angry meltdowns    speech delay

inattentiveness    colic    bed wetting    anxiety    clumsy  weak immune system

hyperactivity    toe walking    breastfeeding issues    to stay well    sports injury

impulsiveness       irritable       sleep disorders       cold/flu    headaches

inability to focus    stomach aches      growing pains      ear infections

poor posture    trouble with friends      autism      orthopedic problems

acid reflux      constipation      car accidents      allergies      low muscle tone

why kids come to our office

Let’s talk

We can help identify why your child struggles with lack of focus, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, an inability to regulate their emotions. Click here and tell us what’s going on. Helping kids like yours is exactly what we do best.  Consequently, it helps not only your child but your whole family.

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