Treatment Options for Kids with ADHD in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Edgewater
The percentage of kids being diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in America keeps growing. The CDC currently reports that 9.4 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 17 have an ADHD diagnosis—that’s almost 1 in 10 kids. A child with ADHD may find it difficult to concentrate, sit still and be quiet in the school setting and may also exhibit impulsive and difficult behaviors. ADHD can follow children into adulthood. There is currently no cure for ADHD, but there are natural treatment options that can reduce symptoms to improve daily living. If you live in Edgewater, Wheat Ridge or Lakewood, schedule an appointment with your Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health chiropractor for a consultation.
Health and Wellness for Children with ADHD
ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder. Children with ADHD have an overactive nervous system. People with ADHD find it difficult to focus on tasks at hand because the overactive nervous system struggles to filter sensory data correctly. The most common treatment options doctors suggested are usually Class 2 psychotropic drugs; these may blunt the symptoms, but not without causing serious side effects that have long-term negative impacts the on health and wellness of a developing child.
Can Chiropractic Care Help My Child with ADHD?
Because chiropractic care balances the nervous system by correcting biomechanical interferences present in many children with ADHD, it can be one of several natural treatment options for your child. Our pediatric chiropractor skillfully and gently corrects spinal misalignments, thereby calming the nervous system. In addition, our chiropractor recommends the following lifestyle changes that have shown positive impacts for children with ADHD:
- Avoiding foods with artificial colorings, flavorings and preservatives
- Testing for food allergies and avoiding known allergens (like gluten)
- Trying to eliminate as much sugar from the diet as possible
- Focusing on organic, natural, plant-based foods, particularly protein and fiber
- Eliminating chemical detergents and cleaning supplies from the home
It’s important to work with your child’s chiropractor on a comprehensive treatment plan that can help remove all the irritants and improve nervous system function.
Visit the Chiropractor Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge Parents Trust
If you are struggling to help your child with ADHD find more balance and focus in life, chiropractic care may be helpful. Schedule an appointment with your Edgewater, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge chiropractor today for assistance: 303.238.6500.