Family Chiropractic Treats Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Family Chiropractic Treats Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Family chiropractors can offer help for those suffering with ADHD. Don't be afraid when seeking family chiropractic care. It is risk-free!

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become a major concern to parents everywhere. As the years go by, it seems that more and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD indicated by the characteristics of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Parents are concerned regarding the causes of ADHD and are seeking alternative treatment other than medications.

Although the definitive cause of ADHD is unknown, genetics and the environment seem to have strong effects. Medical treatment of ADHD involves the use of psychiatric medications and behavior therapy. However, there are growing concerns for long-term use of psychotropic drugs for children because of the potential for serious side effects.

In several case studies conducted by Alcantara and Davis (2010), there appears to be a strong connection between the neuro-muscular-structural connections, suggesting that there is a resultant neuro-chemical imbalance as a result. Their studies start to formally report in a scientific forum what many chiropractors have been reporting for decades, that children with ADHD are having positive outcomes in both behavior and reduction of medication with the addition of chiropractic care.

Although more scientific research is necessary, many family chiropractors recommend that chiropractic care should be considered as at least a component of the treatment for ADHD. With regards to the practitioner-based alternative therapies for children, chiropractic care has become the most popular and highly utilized alternative treatment for ADHD. Because the potential for the benefits of chiropractic care far outweighs any risk, it deserves serious consideration.

If your child suffers from symptoms of ADHD, consider having a family chiropractor evaluate your child. Call McKim Chiropractic for more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our family chiropractors. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the children of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID develop and grow to their fullest potential!