Chiropractic care and ADHD or ADD: Quick Tip

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Chiropractic

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) may be the most reported childhood behavioral issue, impacting between three percent and seven percent of the children in American. The diagnostic criteria are purely observationaland the diagnosis is obtained by subjective assessments. You will find there are no tests to ensure ADHA in a specific child.

The most frequent treatment with this is Methylphenidate (Ritalin) a Class II managed and addictive compound. The long-term aftereffects of this drug on children is as yet as yet not known, nevertheless the side-effects such as addiction are now recognized.

Conservative treatment of ADHD is possible. Vitamin deficiencies are common in ADD or ADHD. Supplementation with B vitamin complex, and the omega-6 and omega-3 efas show promising results. A holistic and integrative management system includes healthy change, supplementation, washing, and treatment of environmental toxic substances and toxic products and services from the home.

A 2010 study was conducted to analyze the results of chiropractic treatment of ADHA. in the research all patients were men, ranging in age from nine to 13 years. The scientists used a 15-item parent and teacher ADHD survey and the responses to chiropractic care were checked. In this study patients improved. ADHD symptoms were found to improve under chiropractic care. These signs include inattentiveness, and hyperactivity, impulsive actions, in addition to behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties. Evidence is given by this study on the potency of chiropractic in the treating kids with ADHD.

What might this mean for your child? If you’re not including a chiropractor within your child’s health team you’ll not be getting the best results for your child. Everyone must have their back checked sometimes but also for these children and children with autism it is even more important.

By:Dr. Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC
Mahler-chiropractic.com

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