Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

ADD/ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses amongst our school children. Thousands of prescriptions each day are written for drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, and Strattera, but did you know that kids who take such drugs experience irritability, insomnia, nausea and over longer periods shorter stature, depression, and psychotic illnesses? In addition, children who take medication from a young age without cognitive behavioral therapy do not learn to control their impulsivity and can self-medicate later in life with dangerous and toxic substances. Research suggests that children with ADD/ADHD may have undiagnosed food allergies and nutritional imbalances. They may also suffer from subluxations in the upper cervical spine. Our pediatric patients often report having a greater focus and higher grades after receiving regular chiropractic care to correct these subluxations.