Chiropractic for ADHD and ADD

There is no question that diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been on the rise. WebMD, identifies ADHD and ADD symptoms as hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and connects these symptoms to problems at home, school, work, and even in relationships. These symptoms can begin in childhood, and for many, continue into adulthood. A common type of treatment includes prescription medicine, such as a stimulant like Ritalin. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) states that an astounding 90 percent of all Ritalin prescriptions worldwide are consumed in the United States.

Many families search for alternative treatments for ADHD and ADD in an effort to identify and treat any underlying problems that may be causing symptoms. Chiropractic treatment may be able to lead to a few answers in helping families through managing ADD or ADHD. Additionally, the ACA suggests that changes be made in nutrition and lifestyle in an effort to help further identify a cause and quell symptoms.

Nutrition

  • Remove food dyes, sugar, preservatives, and additives as much as possible
  • Include more organic and natural foods in the diet and avoid pesticides
  • Remove any allergens (or irritations) in the diet; some may be sensitive to dairy or gluten

Lifestyle

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals (in cleaning products) in the home
  • Provide plenty of opportunity and activities that encourage rest and relaxation

If you or a loved one is in search of alternative treatment for ADHD or ADD, contact the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw. Dr. Supnick is an experienced chiropractor that offers support for children, adults, and families that are seeking alternative treatment. Contact us with any further questions and to make an appointment.