If you are a parent of a child suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or if you have the condition yourself, you may be wondering what all your treatment options are. The most common intervention for ADHD is a prescription medication.
While this may have some success at treating the symptoms, it can come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Also, many parents may be concerned with the results of long-term prescription medication consumption may have on their children. You may think that the only effective treatment for disorders such as ADHD is medications, but there are other treatments out there that are natural and effective, including chiropractic care.
Chiropractors have been able to treat the symptoms of ADHD and other learning disabilities successfully. Chiropractic care is not just limited to back pain.
How Can Chiropractors Help ADHD?
Chiropractors work to find and address any subluxations in the spine. With regular adjustments, chiropractors help to bring proper nerve flow. If a child’s spine is misaligned, it may be affecting their behavior and performance at school. Chiropractic care is holistic wellness, which means focusing on the health of the whole body. If the spine and nerve flow are working right, then the rest of the body follows.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association reports that many people claim that chiropractic care has effectively helped them, or their children, manage the symptoms of ADHD. This condition is brain-based and diagnosed based on behavioral symptoms. There are multiple parts of the brain that control behavior and attention regulation.
The neural signals go from the brain to the rest of the body. They also travel from the body to the brain through the spine. If the spine is misaligned, it could negatively impact the nerves and nerve function. Restoring that alignment can happen by removing pressure from the nervous system to enable function. Chiropractic can treat many ailments, and if you are interested in experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care for you or your child, call Martin Family Chiropractic Centers to schedule a consultation at (925) 681-0801 today!