Chiropractic and ADD/ADHD
It is our mission to reveal the Truth - to provide you with information that you won't find anywhere else, which is why we focus on helping both children and adults unlock their maximum human potential within the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
ADD/ADHD is one of the most diagnosed conditions of childhood, 10% of kids between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with this condition in the US alone. This is a startling statistic and what makes this diagnosis even more discerning is that almost ALL of these children end up on psychoactive medications!
According to a recent study, approximately 1 in 1000, kids taking stimulants end up with medication-related psychiatric problems, such as hearing voices, hallucinations, and even becoming depressed or manic. Even the non-stimulant medications carry a warning that children and teenagers who take this medication are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than children and teenagers with ADHD who do not take it.
Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD often have difficulties with impulse control, attention span, restlessness, blurting out words, staying on task, reading comprehension, math or word problems, understanding social skills, understanding the big picture, being able to focus on things that they are not interested in, poor posture, and many other symptoms. These symptoms are often due to a deficit in right brain function in particular the right pre-frontal cortex. Some of the functions of this part of the brain are motor planning, executive function and inhibition of the emotional centers of the brain. The right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for putting the brakes on our thoughts and movements, ie keeps them in "check". When this part of the brain is not functioning optimally children will have problems with impulse control, sitting still, focus, etc. Our approach differs from traditional medicine in that we focus on accessing and optimizing appropriate brain function, instead of trying to "dampen" its apparent inappropriate impulses.
As a chiropractor who uses Functional Neurology, we use brain based therapies and nutrition, instead of medication to improve the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Our goal is to maximize brain function using specific brain based modalities such as music, smell, balance, eye exercises, and specific adjustments that are geared to activate that side of the brain that is not functionally optimally. This is just a small example of what is possible at our facility, we welcome you to contact us in order to learn more.