With ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affecting nearly 6 million children and countless adults across the country, more and more research has been done in an effort to understand these two related disorders. Because of their far-reaching impacts, ADD and ADHD are the most prevalent pediatric disorders. But how do you know if your child is truly suffering from ADD or ADHD and how do you know what can you do to help them? Sadly, many children are being wrongfully diagnosed, as over-diagnosis has become a big problem. But when unwanted and unexplainable behaviors occur, parents want answers and results. Sometimes they find these answers from doctors who are quick to prescribe medication before digging deeper to treat the root cause of these behaviors. Prescription medications aren’t always the answer. Overmedicating children can often cause problems later in life as these children become overmedicated adults, only leading to bigger and more significant concerns. Before turning to medication that can cause serious side effects, seek a natural and safe method for ADD and ADHD management from a Lithia Springs pediatric chiropractor.
What Impact Can ADD & ADHD Have on a Child?
Some people may not think an ADD or ADHD diagnosis is a big deal and won’t impact their children significantly. However, these disorders are caused by neurotransmitter imbalances that affect the messages sent to the brain. This results in the behaviors seen with ADD and ADHD, such as a lack of concentration or an inability to sit still or control impulses. When not managed properly, ADD and ADHD can become an even bigger concern into adulthood, as both disorders have been associated with mood swings, substance abuse, and feelings of anxiety and depression. As you can see, an ADD or ADHD diagnosis really is cause for action. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help! Dr. Ronnie Bolar is an experienced Lithia Spring chiropractor for both kids and adults with ADD and ADHD.
Chiropractic Benefits for ADD & ADHD
ADD and ADHD stem from a nerve dysfunction in the brainstem of children. This nerve interference in caused by misalignments of the spine. A gentle adjustment from pediatric chiropractor Dr. Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic will remove these misalignments and address the nerve dysfunction. Removing nerve interference allows the central nervous system to once again communicate with the rest of the body properly, allowing the body to function at the highest levels of health and wellness. When the spine is in alignment and the body is performing at optimal health, it is easier to concentrate and control our impulses, which can significantly improve these habits in children with ADD or ADHD.
Does Chiropractic Really Work?
Skeptics may ask if this method for managing ADD and ADHD really works. Multiple studies have been conducted on this topic and have proven that chiropractic is effective in reducing symptoms of ADD and ADHD in children and adults alike. One such case study focused on 4 children with ADHD. They received regular chiropractic adjustments for a set period of time and saw vast improvements in ADHD-related behaviors. Additionally, another study of an 8-year old boy with ADHD found that chiropractic adjustments improved his learning and social interactions.
If you or your child suffers from ADD or ADHD in Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Atlanta, or the Douglas County area, experience firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care when you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic.
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