ADHD and Learning Disorders
Head trauma, birth trauma, burns, infectious diseases, accidents and vaccinations can affect the brain.
Hyperactivity and Learning Disorders
Childhood neurological/learning/physiological disorders have gone from rare occurrences to epidemic proportions in a little more than one generation. 3 to 7% of US children are considered to have ADHD (not including other disorders) with some estimates going as high as 15%. Children with ADHD often continue with symptoms into adulthood. Between 6.5 million and 9 million adults in the US have ADHD.
The Chiropractic Approach
For decades clinicians and parents have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children with many kinds of neurological conditions including learning disorders, hyperactivity, dyslexia, inability to concentrate and behavior problems. Some of the case histories below have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and underline chiropractic's effectiveness with improving brain function.
A five year boy diagnosed with ADHD, difficult behavior in facial ticks was on Ritalin™, Adderall™ and Haldol™ for three years. After eight weeks of chiropractic care his facial tics resolved and his behavior vastly improved. The child's pediatrician said he no longer exhibited ADHD symptoms.
An 8 year old with learning and behavioral disorders associated with ADHD began after a fall 18 months prior. The childs symptoms have remained virtually unchanged since this time. However, after two months of chiropractic care his mother noted positive changes in behavior and a reduction in his complaints of headaches and neck pain symptoms. In addition, reports from his teachers remarked on the positive changes in his behavior and the improvement in academic performance.
By releasing stress on the brain, spinal cord and related nerves and structures, chiropractic can benefit children as well as adults. This benefit can also help those suffering with neurological disorders. In addition to working with chiropractors, parents are enlisting the help of nutritionists, homeopaths, craniosacral therapist, medical doctors and other disiplines to improve their children and their own life expression.
A well-balanced and stress-free nervous system is needed by every child. Call The Chiropractic Center at Styertowne to schedule a free consultation.