ADHD is seen as a neurological disorder by the medical community. Pediatric chiropractic care is helpful to so many families who decide to use a non-drug approach to finding solutions to their child’s health.
Deemed miracles, but it makes sense that these children have an over stimulated nervous system.
Pediatric chiropractic is shown to allow the nervous system to relax. When this master control system is able to relax what might happen to your child’s body? It can finally grow, develop, and heal like it is meant to!
What is “ADHD”?
Parents, teachers, and doctors see classic signs that determine the diagnosis. Here are the most common signs:
- Inattention, hyperactivity and being easily distracted
- Difficulty concentrating and sitting still
- Inability to control impulsive thoughts and behaviors
- Easily distracted by noises and activities
- Always moving—fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs
What Can You Do?
Believe it or not, there is a lot that parents are able to do for their kids. Nutritional and lifestyle changes are a perfect place for families to start. We can look at your child’s environment and identify environmental factors that are more and more common these days. Whether your child is suffering from ADHD or not, these will help every child live a healthier happier life. Some examples:
- Remove food dyes, preservatives and additives from the diet.
- Focus on natural, organic foods grown without pesticides or herbicides.
- Determine if an allergy is involved such as dairy or gluten and eliminate it.
- Eliminate all sugars and artificial sweeteners (the use of stevia is seen as safe by my sources).
- Reduce the use of harsh chemical cleaning agents, detergents, fabric softeners and other household chemicals.
The “Common” Path
The artificial and most common approach to controlling symptoms of ADHD is to drug a child with regular doses of methylphenidate, a class 2 psychotropic drug. More commonly known as Ritalin®.
Ritalin® is a schedule II controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, amphetamines and cocaine. Many parents quickly look for other answers when it is explained that the side effects are serious, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain. More and more are wisely turning to chiropractic.
A Better Approach With Pediatric Chiropractic
Hyperactivity is not the result of a Ritalin® shortage! It seems common sense when we realize that these kids have highly overstimulated nervous systems. Look at them and you can easily see it. When we find a lack of motion within the joints of the spine, more specifically the neck, it is a major contributor to this over stimulation almost every single time!
In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction, and ADHD is common. An in depth pediatric chiropractic exam can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. With a series of safe and specific chiropractic adjustments to restore proper habits of releasing the tension in the nervous system, these issues often resolve.
Reach Out To Others
As parents, we will do anything to ensure our kids have the best chance to excel and live healthy happy lives. If your child is considered to have symptoms of ADHD we realize it puts stress on the lives of others, especially your direct family members. We want to help our community more than anything but are only able to if we meet these families and can educate them about their options. Before you or your friends submit to drug therapy, make an appointment for a pediatric chiropractic exam.