“LOOK AT HOW CALM HE IS TODAY… HE DIDN’T EVEN NEED HIS SECOND DOSE OF MEDICATION!”
Those are the words of a happy mother. At 10 years old, her son had been suffering from symptoms of ADHD for years. She came to our office looking for hope. She had heard that chiropractic may be able to help with ADHD and was willing to give it a shot.
She knew how amazing her son is and thought there may be a better way for him to get that out into the world.
I am so blessed to provide a real sense of hope to many parents just like her. I often have parents of children with ADHD share with me feelings of frustration. They do not like the treatment options they’ve been given and are hungry for more natural solutions. More often than not, they leave with feelings of relief.
According to the CDC, more than 11% of children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD. The majority of those take medication to help manage the symptoms. Those numbers are rising. To make matters worse, researchers at UCLA state that children medicated for ADHD are 2 to 3 times more likely to get addicted to other drugs as adults.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ADHD?
Neurologically-based chiropractic care can be a great solution for many families. Chiropractic is based on correcting subluxation. When spinal bones misalign, they can choke off the nerves that pass through. Because the brain uses those nerves to send messages to every organ, cell, and tissue in the entire body, subluxation often results in the restlessness, difficulty focusing, and difficulty adapting to new environments that many children with ADHD experience.
By correcting this subluxation through very gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments (ours don’t use any twisting, cracking, or popping at all!), we are able to restore proper communication between the brain and the body. Many times symptoms begin to disappear, but what improves most is quality of life!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
It’s so amazing to listen around the office and hear families say things like:
“I can pay so much better attention… school is actually fun now!”
“I can’t believe it – we’re taking half the medication and his grades are so much better!”
“She was such a zombie when she took all that medication. I feel like I’m getting to meet the child I always knew was there.”
Obviously, every child is very different. Many see changes very quickly, and are able to come off medication completely. Many can take less medication, and there are a few who still need it. We always recommend consulting with your medical doctor before changing any medication. It is important to let them know all the changes your son or daughter has experienced! Results are even more satisfying when the whole team is involved!
Chiropractic, especially the very gentle technique we use in the office, is safe and effective in children. There’s no reason not to bring your child to a chiropractor and get them checked for subluxation. If you decide to visit us for a consultation, mention this article and we’ll discount your child’s initial evaluation!
Remember, your son or daughter is truly amazing. You and your family deserve to have them bring all their unique gifts and talents to the world at 100% of their absolute potential.
I hope this brought you some hope.
Yours in health,