Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD / ADD
Is This Disease Causing Problems For Your Family?
If you live in or near Omaha, NE, you are in the right place!
ADHD, sometimes known as ADD, is the diagnosis given to children, adolescence or adults who generally seem to have:
- Difficulty staying focused or concentrating
- Easily Distracted
- Difficulty controlling behavior (hyperactivity)
- Always moving - fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs
- Difficulty paying attention
- Impulsive behavior
They may also:
- Struggle with low self-esteem
- Have troubled relationships
- Exhibit poor school performance
This disorder affects millions of children and sometimes will continue into adulthood.
First Things First
Begin by making nutritional and lifestyle changes. Rule out environmental factors by reducing your child's exposure to substances that are increasingly common but potentially detrimental:
Remove food dyes, preservatives and additives from the diet.
Focus on natural, organic foods grown without pesticides or herbicides.
Determine if an allergy involved such as dairy or gluten and eliminate.
Eliminate artificial sweeteners.
Reduce the use of cleaning agents, detergents, fabric softeners and other chemicals.
These are wise choices whether your child has the symptoms associated with ADHD or not!
The most common treatment in the medical profession is drugging the child with the Class 2 psychotropic drug methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin®.
Ritalin® is a schedule II controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, cocaine and other amphetamines. The side effects, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain, cause many parents to look for alternatives. More and more are wisely turning to chiropractic.
Chiropractic: Pure and Natural
Hyperactivity is not the result of a Ritalin® shortage in your child's body! So why is it that this is the first thing medical doctors use to treat the symptoms. Instead, we look for disturbances to the child’s nervous system. The nervous system is the part of the body which controls all your actions. We almost always find problems caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck. This link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic examination can reveal noticeable spinal distortion. This distortion can often be resolved through chiropractic care which will reduce nervous system tension.
Find Out More
As parents, we want the best for our children. If your child exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, you know it affects virtually everyone your child is in contact with. Before you submit to drug therapy, make an appointment for a chiropractic evaluation. Call our office today!