How Chiropractic Care Can Help with ADD/ADHD in Kids
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition that can cause problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulse control. It can affect children’s ability to learn, play, and socialize.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for ADHD, but medication and behavior therapy are the most common treatments. Some parents are also interested in alternative treatments, such as chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a hands-on approach to health care that focuses on the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors believe that misalignments of the spine, or subluxations, can interfere with the flow of nerve energy and lead to a variety of health problems, including ADHD.
There is some research to suggest that chiropractic care may be helpful for children with ADHD. A small study published in the journal “Applied Chiropractic Science” found that chiropractic care improved attention and behavior in children with ADHD. Another study, published in the journal “Chiropractic & Osteopathy”, found that chiropractic care was as effective as medication in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children.
However, more research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic care for ADHD. If you are considering chiropractic care for your child with ADHD, talk to your doctor or a qualified chiropractor.
How Chiropractic Care Could Also Help with ADD/ADHD in Adults
Chiropractic care can also be helpful for adults with ADD/ADHD. The same subluxations that can affect children can also affect adults, and chiropractic adjustments can help to improve the function of the nervous system and reduce the symptoms of ADHD.
In addition, adults with ADHD may also benefit from lifestyle changes such as exercise, stress management, and dietary changes. A qualified chiropractor can help you create a treatment plan that is right for you.
If you are an adult with ADD/ADHD, talk to your doctor or a qualified chiropractor about how chiropractic care can help you improve your symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.
Here are some additional tips for managing ADHD with chiropractic care:
- Find a qualified chiropractor who is experienced in treating ADHD.
- Be patient. It may take several weeks or months of chiropractic care to see noticeable improvement in symptoms.
- Combine chiropractic care with other treatments, such as medication, behavior therapy, and lifestyle changes.
With the right combination of treatments, chiropractic care can be a safe and effective way to help manage ADHD.