Does your child get bored easily, jumping from one activity to the next? Does he act out? Is he disruptive in class? Is he unmotivated? If you answered yes, your child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a disorder that appears in early childhood. You may know it by the name attention deficit disorder, or ADD.
Common ADHD Symptoms
- Inattention, hyperactivity and being easily distracted
- Problem focusing, difficulty concentrating and sitting still
- Little or no control, impulsive thoughts and behaviors
- Easily distracted by noises and activities
- Constant movement—fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs
If you recognize symptoms that appear only in some situations, it is most likely not ADHD. However, if you suspect your child has ADHD, seek an evaluation from your family physician or family chiropractor.
Generally, ADHD for children is treated with Ritalin, or other psycho-stimulant drugs. The treatment is not fully effective and comes with serious side effects such as changes in personality, loss of appetite, stomach pains, stunted growth, dizziness, and more.
Chiropractic for ADHD
Since Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system, people with a neurological disorder such as ADHD can greatly benefit from treatment. Chiropractic care for ADHD is a safe, natural, drug-free approach to relieving and managing symptoms of the disorder.
What to Expect from Chiropractic ADHD Treatment
Dr. Levitz will look for disturbances to the nervous system, most likely due to subluxation, a misalignment of the spine. In fact, there is a link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD. If distortion is found, Dr. Levitz may recommend a schedule of safe and natural chiropractic adjustments to help reduce the accompanying nervous system tension, thereby relieving the symptoms of ADHD.
If your child exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, it can affect your whole family and everyone your child is in contact with. Consider a chiropractic evaluation from Levitz Family Chiropractic to help your child live to his highest potential.