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Condition – ADHD

Quick links for Spinal Conditions:
Addictions, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, Carpal Tunnel, Colic,
Ear Infection, Extremities/Joints, Headaches, Neck Pain, PMS, Stress.

Chiropractic IS NOT a treatment for ADHD.

As ADHD appears as a neurological disorder and chiropractic care attempts to reduce nervous system disturbances, many parents who want a natural, non-drug solution for their child have found chiropractic care helpful and have reported improvement in their children.

For some reason, ADHD seems to afflict boys more often than girls.

For some reason, ADHD seems to afflict boys more often than girls.

Common ADHD Symptoms

The classic signs that parents and teachers notice:
Inattention, hyperactivity and being easily distracted
Difficulty concentrating and sitting still
Inability to control impulsive thoughts and behaviours
Easily distracted by noises and activities
Always moving—fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs

Traditional Treatment

A popular approach to controlling symptoms of ADHD is to administer regular doses of methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin®.

Ritalin® is a controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, amphetamines and cocaine. The side effects, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain, cause many parents to look for alternatives.

Chiropractic: Pure and Natural

The most common treatment is the prescription of a Class 2 psychotropic (psychostimulant) drug.

The most common treatment is the prescription of a Class 2 psychotropic (psychostimulant) drug.

Instead of treating the various symptoms of hyperactivity, chiropractic looks for disturbances to the child’s nervous system. We often find problems caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck.

In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic examination can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. A schedule of safe, natural chiropractic adjustments will help reduce the accompanying nervous system tension.

Lifestyle Changes
Begin by making nutritional and lifestyle changes. Rule out environmental factors by reducing your child’s exposure to substances that are increasingly common these days:

Remove food dyes, preservatives and additives from the diet.
Focus on natural, organic foods grown without pesticides or herbicides.
Determine if an allergy is involved such as dairy or gluten and eliminate.
Eliminate all sugars and artificial sweeteners.
Reduce cleaning agents, detergents, fabric softeners and other chemicals.

These are wise choices whether your child has the symptoms associated
with ADHD or not!

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. As you consider your options, also consider a thorough chiropractic evaluation.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 |