Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is normally noticed in children. Some symptoms of ADHD are impulsive behavior, difficulty concentrating, inattention, and hyperactivity. It is also a very common disorder, effecting 3-5 percent of children. That’s two million children in America! Studies have shown this disorder can be caused by an overactive nervous system, which adds to a decrease in the brain’s inability to filter different sights, sounds, thoughts, and emotions. Chiropractic care cannot treat ADHD, but it can help with the stress on a child’s nervous system. Chiropractic care can also remove spinal subluxations that irritate the nervous system, suggest dietary changes, and suggest appropriate changes at home to reduce susceptibility to toxic chemicals. The most common treatment for ADHD is Ritalin. It is known to be a stimulant drug but actually has the opposite effect and calms the mind of an ADHD patient. The issue with this is it only masks the symptoms of the disorder and can have detrimental effects on the brain. For a healthier, natural way to help with the symptoms of ADHD, call Dr. Hume, DC today!
The first step to relief from ADHD is to schedule a free consultation in our office to discuss the specifics of your case.