How Chiropractic Can Help with ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is diagnosed nowadays more than ever before in the U.S. Although over 6 million children show symptoms of ADHD, making it the most commonly diagnosed pediatric disorder, this disorder is quite often over-diagnosed. Approximately 9 percent of children ages 4-17 in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the CDC, with up to 62 percent of those children being medicated for ADHD.
Oftentimes, parents are seeking a solution to their child’s behavior issues and turn to medication for a quick fix since this is the most common approach. Although medications may minimize the symptoms of ADHD, the problem with ADHD medications is that they don’t address the root cause of the problem. They also come with potentially harmful side effects, such as loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, mood changes, trouble sleeping, fatigue, headaches, and emotional issues like anxiety, depression, or irritability. Instead of turning to medication with concerning side effects, consider seeing your Snellville chiropractor for a natural way to improve your child’s health, wellbeing, and ADHD. Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic offers a safer, more holistic approach to managing the symptoms of ADHD, which has proven to have excellent benefits for children and adults alike.
What Is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is considered a mental health condition and affects an individual’s ability to sit still and control impulses, and it interferes with their ability to concentrate. It is most commonly diagnosed in children between the ages of 4 and 11, but it can affect adults as well. Children who have ADHD may have problems with ADHD later in life as well. The symptoms may evolve into issues like anxiety, depression, mood swings, and substance abuse. ADHD is usually due to imbalances of neurotransmitters that send messages between the neurons in the brain. Since the nervous system controls the systems of the entire body, it makes sense to consult your Snellville chiropractor to help restore balance to this delicate system.
How Does Chiropractic Help?
Dr. Dionne Anderson can gently adjust the spine, correcting any misalignments that may be interfering with nerve communication. ADHD is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters, so when misalignments are corrected, the neurotransmitters will more properly transfer information, helping all of the body’s systems to function at optimal levels. One particular case study was done on an 8-year-old boy with ADHD. His mother had reported that his medications weren’t working and he was also suffering from side effects due to those medications. Because of this, his mother sought chiropractic care as an alternative treatment plan. After regular visits to his chiropractor, he found relief from his ADHD symptoms, as well as improved learning and social interactions.
If you’re looking for alternative ways to help with your child’s ADD or ADHD, or if you’re unsure if their diagnosis is accurate, Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic can help! Dr. Anderson wants to help your child succeed in school, relationships, and life through the alleviation of ADHD symptoms. Contact our office to set up an appointment today and see first-hand how chiropractic care can have a positive impact on your child’s health. Dr. Dionne Anderson is located in Snellville, GA, and is available to serve those living nearby in Loganville, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, Conyers, and Stone Mountain!
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