Chiropractic Solutions for ADD/ADHD
Do you suffer from ADD/ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has a profound effect on the lives of an increasing number of children and their families. This chronic condition begins in childhood and often continues to impact a person throughout their adult years. The persistent inability of a person suffering from ADHD to pay attention and control their impulses can be incredibly distressing and disruptive.
Although the exact cause of ADHD may vary in individuals, it is commonly understood that the symptoms are caused by an imbalance in nervous symptom functions. Effective treatments aim to correct imbalances and restore the nervous system to a healthy state.
Common Signs of ADHD:
An inability to concentrate or stay in one place for long periods of time
Acting impulsively with an inability to wait their turn, allow others to speak, or to think before acting out
An inability to sit for long periods of time
Fidgeting with their hands or feet
An inability to remain quiet for long periods of time
Preoccupied with other activities and noises instead of the task at hand
Tendency to talk more than others around them
Commonly losing things and an inability to complete assigned tasks
The medical system has traditionally turned to medication to deal with ADHD. The conventional approach of using powerful psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall works to manage some of the symptoms, but there are often terrible side effects and long-term health impacts of using these drugs. Irregular and rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure and increased aggression can all result from the use of these treatments. It is difficult for parents to decide whether to assume the risks of giving their child these drugs, especially when they are presented as the only option.
Fortunately, there are alternative treatments that can help to restore the nervous system to a more functional state. Nutritional Science has come a long way in the last decade, and many people are finding that an increase in nutrient-rich natural foods, and the removal of common allergens, such as gluten, brings relief to children suffering from ADHD.
Misalignments in the spine are another major factor in nervous system health. A professional Chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation to find vertebrae that may be out of place. This is a common issue causing a disruption in nervous system activity, and it can be treated with low force, non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments. Dr. Baric is not only specially trained in pediatric chiropractics but specializes in nutrition and neurofeedback options as well.