Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a somewhat common condition which tends to emerge in children during their early school years. The most common signs of ADHD including the following:
According to statistics, between 3% and 5% of children have ADHD with approximately 2 million children in the United States being affected. It should also be noted that the condition is more common in boys than girls. In a classroom of 25 to 30 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD however, since many normal children may show some of these symptoms as well it’s important that children receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis before any treatment is considered.
As of right now, it isn’t entirely certain what causes ADHD but current research points towards a combination of an overactive nervous system coupled with a decrease in the brain’s ability to filter out extraneous sights, sounds thoughts and emotions.
How Can Chiropractors Help with ADHD?
Although chiropractors don’t directly treat ADHD, there are a number of things we can do to help prevent stress on a child’s nervous system. We can help by doing the following:
Removal spinal subluxations which may irritate the nervous system
Suggest dietary changes to help avoid food problems
- Test for allergies which may stress the nervous system