Chiropractic Care Helps Kids Suffering From ADHD

by Administrator 4. July 2012 07:59

ADHD is a common developmental disorder that affects approximately 12% of all school-going children, affecting thrice as many boys as girls. The most common symptoms of the disease include inability to concentrate and sit still, repetitive body movements, inability to control certain thoughts and behavioral patterns, difficulty in following instructions, etc. This disorder is classified as a neurological disorder, and its treatment usually involves the administration of Type-II psychotropic drugs, which can have several side effects. These drugs, when administered to young children, can bring about permanent alterations in the brain structure.

Chiropractic treatment is gaining wide acceptance as a natural way of reducing symptoms of this disease, and works by correcting abnormalities in the spine, which affect the transmission of nerve impulses, resulting in the disorder. Children with ADHD are often found to have undergone some form of head or neck trauma during their childhood, or even during childbirth. This might result in subluxations, or misalignments in certain spinal vertebrae, which can in turn apply pressure on the surrounding nerves. By correcting these misalignments, chiropractic treatment helps in releasing the pressure from these nerves, and hence restoring normal nervous function.

Since chiropractic methods work by eliminating the underlying cause of the disease, instead of merely focusing on alleviating the symptoms, this treatment is long term and sustainable. After a few sittings with a chiropractor, you will notice visible changes in your child’s behavior, and with the consultation of your child’s neurologist, he can be gradually taken off the dangerous ADHD medications. Chiropractic treatment for ADHD has no side effects whatsoever, and is especially designed keeping in mind the needs of children suffering from the disease, making it easy to comply with.

Several studies establishing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for ADHD have been conducted and published. In these studies, it was found that the subjects on whom chiropractic treatment was carried out, not only experienced benefits due to the treatment of ADHD, but were also greatly benefitted by the discontinuation of the strong medicines administered to patients with the disease, which work by suppressing the nervous system. The children whose vertebral subluxations were corrected exhibited, a newfound confidence and will power, and were able to develop their personalities and live a normal life, with liberation from the side effects of the drugs they were previously being administered with.

For more information, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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