ADHD Treatment at Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurological behavioral disorder among children today.
Most people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exhibit symptoms such as the inability to concentrate for extended periods of time and general hyperactivity. The disorder results in trouble functioning at home, at school or in social situations. According to the Center for Disease Control, 11% of children from ages 7-14 have ADHD; a 42% increase in 8 years.
An even more startling statistic comes from the Journal of Pediatrics. They found that child prescriptions for ADHD drugs have climbed nearly 50% from 2002-2012 and that currently, the United States uses 90% of the world’s supply of the drug, Ritalin. Ritalin is the most common drug prescribed for this condition; it is labeled a schedule II controlled substance and can have effects similar to cocaine or amphetamines.
At Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, our chiropractic care takes a completely different approach than prescribed medicines.
It focuses on the central nervous system and addresses the underlying problems, not just symptoms. By using regular adjustments, doctors can restore optimal function of the nervous system and improve the situation.
Several case studies regarding chiropractic care and ADHD have been published recently. The results of these studies show an overall improvement in 12 visits and a decrease in prescribed medicines. Regular adjustments, coupled with changes in diet and environmental stressors can have a lasting effect on a person suffering from ADHD.