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Posted on 01-25-2016
ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are conditions that have been rising quickly among adolescents in the past years. Children diagnosed with these disorders often have a hard time sitting still and concentrating, and are easily distracted. For parents of children with ADD or ADHD, treatment options can be an issue. Most doctors prescribe drugs to control the symptoms, but most of these drugs are new and haven't been thoroughly tested, or may have unwanted side-effects.
For those who want to explore more options before resorting to ADHD drugs, it's a good idea to include chiropractic care for ADHD and ADD.
According to Dr. Robert Mellilo, a professor of rehabilitation sciences and chiropractic neurology, musculoskeletal imbalances can create imbalances of brain activity - such imbalances are thought to be a cause of ADHD. By adjusting these imbalances with spinal manipulation, the symptoms of ADHD can be alleviated.
Spinal misalignment is often the cause of common childhood issues - one of the conditions most successfully treated being bedwetting. Because spinal misalignment is so closely linked to neurological functions, chiropractic has been shown to help relieve symptoms associated with ADHD. With regular chiropractic adjustments, many parents see a noted improvement in their children's behavior - focus is improved and distracted or nervous behaviors are reduced.
ADHD and ADD are conditions that are surrounded by a good deal of confusion and controversy, but for many, chiropractic has proven to be a safe and effective treatment. If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic and ADHD treatment options, contact us today.
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