If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or if you are concerned they may have it, Travis Chiropractic is ready to help. If your child is on medication for ADHD and you’d like to explore safer, more natural options, please see Dr. Travis for an evaluation.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, impacts the lives of an increasing number of children in the Tulsa area. Children experience stress and pressure on a higher level than ever before, and as a result, more and more children seem to struggle with attention and behavioral issues.
Children naturally have shorter attention spans and need more activity than adults. It is important not to make the dangerous mistake of diagnosing a normal child with an attention disorder. However, if you are concerned that your child may have ADHD, look for the following symptoms to know whether you need to seek a specific evaluation for them.
The most common treatment for ADHD is the prescription of the class 2 psychotropic drug methylphenidate, or Ritalin®. Ritalin® is a schedule II controlled substance related to amphetamines and cocaine. The side effects, of this and other popular drugs, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain, cause many parents to look for alternatives.
For years, drugs were the only way to get help for ADHD, but since ADHD appears as a neurological disorder and chiropractic care attempts to reduce nervous system disturbances, many parents who want a natural, non-drug solution for their child have found chiropractic care helpful.
Instead of treating the various symptoms of hyperactivity, we look for disturbances to the child’s nervous system. We often find problems caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck. In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction, and ADHD is common.
A thorough chiropractic examination can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. That’s why we often recommend a schedule of safe and natural chiropractic adjustments to help reduce the accompanying nervous system tension.
Often, correction of these spinal disturbances significantly reduces the symptoms of ADHD. Children have longer attention spans, greater concentration, and feel less need for excessive activity, talking, and fidgeting.
As parents, we want the best for our children. If your child exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, you know it affects virtually everyone your child comes in contact with. But more importantly, you know it diminishes their quality of life. At Travis Chiropractic in Tulsa, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disturbances such as those associated with ADHD. Call us today and get help for your child!
When a child comes into our clinic with a diagnosis or symptoms of ADHD, we start with a medical history and physical examination to learn about underlying issues and conditions. We combine this information with state of the art testing to explore the spine and the nerves for signs of damage. Then we put together a natural, drug-free treatment plan based on our findings.