Is Chiropractic Beneficial for Those with ADD/ADHD?
Has your child been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? If so, then you are not alone. Over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and the numbers are growing. In fact, ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed pediatric conditions in children today. Sometimes this diagnosis can leave parents and children feeling defeated, not knowing how to handle the diagnosis or what steps to take next. Consulting a Duluth chiropractor may be one of the best options for parents to help their children manage symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) stem from an improper balance of neurotransmitters, which are responsible for sending messages within the brain. Those affected by ADD/ADHD often struggle with concentration, sitting still for long periods of time, and impulse control. These symptoms of ADD/ADHD are often carried over into adulthood as well and can lead to depression, anxiety, or substance abuse problems if not properly managed. One of the best ways to manage symptoms naturally is through chiropractic care, and Dr. Esther Widjaja can help!
Is Medication Really the Answer?
In hopes of helping their children, many parents turn to medication, but that might not always be the
best option. ADD/ADHD medications can have harmful side effects. For instance, some children who take medication for ADD/ADHD experience loss of appetite, extreme tiredness, and possible personality changes. The other concern with ADD/ADHD medication is that medicating children at such a young age can lead to problems later on in life. For example, studies have shown that overmedicated children often become overmedicated adults, which generally leads to more long-term health concerns. While medication may seem to help for a time, it is often only a short-lived solution. Through chiropractic care from Duluth chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja, children can have a natural, safe, and lasting method for managing symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
What Can Chiropractic Do for ADD/ADHD?
Because ADD/ADHD is a problem with neurotransmitter balance, neurologically-based chiropractic care is a logical option for managing this condition. Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic strives to create balance of the central nervous system by removing spinal misalignments that cause nerve interference. Gentle adjustments can remove misalignments so the brain and body can function optimally. Removing misalignments that cause nerve interference will allow neurotransmitters to once again relay messages in the brain properly, allowing for better concentration and increased impulse control that many people with ADD/ADHD often struggle to manage on their own. Studies support chiropractic care for managing symptoms. In one such case study of 4 children with ADHD, they all saw significant improvements with regular chiropractic care. Another study of an 8-year-old boy with ADHD found that chiropractic care vastly improved his learning and social behaviors.
If your child struggles with ADD/ADHD, natural chiropractic care is a proven solution for managing symptoms. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic.
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