adhd in kids

Does Chiropractor Care Help ADHD in Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects over 10% of kids. ADHD symptoms, like hyperactivity and poor focus, are typically treated with medication. However, these medications pose several risks to kids, making them less than ideal for most families. While there is no outright cure for ADHD, there are several holistic, natural approaches to symptom management that can help kids perform better in school, connect with other kids, and alleviate other frustrating symptoms. Keep reading to learn how chiropractic care can help kids with ADHD!

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a mystery in the medical world. Despite ongoing research, medical professionals don’t know what causes ADHD to develop in children. What we do know is that the effects of this disorder can be debilitating to a kid’s academic, social, and home life. 

Constantly daydreaming, forgetting things, difficulty sitting still, and not being able to get along with others are common symptoms of ADHD. These symptoms can prevent kids from progressing in their school work and making friends, leading to feelings of isolation and the potential for developing other mental health conditions like depression. While meds and therapy are common treatments, more and more families are exploring other options, like chiropractic care.

How Does Chiropractic Care Work?

Chiropractic care is a holistic way of looking at health that aligns the spine and nervous system. It’s kind of like giving your body a “tune-up.” When everything in the body is aligned, the body is more likely to function correctly. It’s like hitting the reset button for your child’s well-being. 

Chiropractors use specific techniques to adjust and manipulate the spinal cord to correct misalignments. These tweaks can ease tension, boost function, and help your child feel better overall. And don’t worry—chiropractic care is safe for kids of all ages, from newborns to teens.

How Chiropractic Care Benefits Kids with ADHD

Studies show that regular adjustments can improve ADHD symptoms. When the spine is aligned, the brain and body communicate better. These minor adjustments can relieve pressure in the spine, translating to less fidgeting and improved focus. This ultimately allows your kid to participate more in their daily activities!

Chiropractors can also use specific exercises to stimulate parts of your child’s brain. These exercises help the nervous system create new neural pathways, which are like the roads your brain uses to do certain activities. These new roadways can help with behavioral and learning difficulties. 

Practical Advice for Parents

If your child struggles with ADHD, here are some things to consider when it comes to chiropractic care. 

Be sure to regularly take your child to the chiropractor if you are trying to manage ADHD symptoms. One adjustment isn’t going to cut it! It’s also important to remember that factors like poor diet, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise can trigger ADHD symptoms. Chiropractic care should be part of a well-rounded approach to treating ADHD symptoms.

It’s also essential to find a chiropractor who’s trained to work with kids. These chiropractors know what manipulations and exercises are appropriate for growing nervous systems. Finally, while research is promising, it’s still evolving, so it’s a good idea to chat with your child’s doctor before starting any new ADHD treatment.

In a nutshell, chiropractic care could be just what your child needs to thrive with ADHD. By boosting their nervous system, we’re helping them shine brighter every day.

Contact Us

At Better Day Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to serving you and your family. We also offer sports, family, and pediatric chiropractic care. Contact us today if you are in Charlotte or the surrounding areas and want to help your child’s ADHD!

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