ADHD IN Washington

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ADHD is defined as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and is on the rise as more and more children and their families in Washington are being affected by this condition. ADHD surfaces during childhood and is capable of following people through the adult years. ADHD makes it difficult for the individual to pay attention and keep their impulses under control. People have found improvement from this disruptive condition through chiropractic care.

ADHD is very complex; therefore, it can extremely hard for a doctor to be sure about a diagnosis or for a family member to find a treatment method that they approve. This article will help showcase the symptoms of ADHD and many of the methods for treatment. It is designed to assist parents and others involved in making educated choices.

ADHD OPTIONS IN Washington

In the present, children are experiencing an increase in stress from social standards. There is already more pressure than a few years ago. With this increase, teachers and parents are noticing more behaviors that are not easy to control including emotional outbursts and hyperactivity. If you notice a many of the symptoms listed below in your child and has been for a period of at least six months, there is a chance they are suffering from ADHD.

COMMON SIGNS OF ADHD:

  • Not being able to stay focused or stay in one place for a long period of time
  • An inability to wait and allow peers to speak first or failing to think before acting
  • Unable to sit for long periods of time
  • Constant fidgeting of the hands and feet
  • Unable to stay quiet for a long period of time
  • Focused on other events and sounds instead of the task they should be working on
  • Talking more than the other people around them
  • Unorganized
  • Losing things regularly and being unable to finished a delegated task

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR TREATING ADHD?

The cause of ADHD can change from person to person but it’s accepted that most of the symptoms arise from a lack of balance in the functions of the nervous system. Treatments that have proven to be effective focus on restoring the nervous system to a healthier state. The following are some options for treatment.

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS

In most cases, medication is used to manage ADHD. Psychotropic drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are used to manage symptoms of ADHD. However this conventional approach has many side effects and a negative impact on the long term health of the patient. These drugs can result in a rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and potentially raised aggression. Most of the time these drugs are shown as the only option making it hard on the parents to decide whether to give the medication to their kids even with the side effects.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

There are in fact alternative solutions that are successful in treating children with ADHD. Studies in the nutritional science field have found that certain foods are able to provide relief to children with ADHD. These foods must be nutrient rich, natural foods without gluten and other common allergens.

The alignment of the spine can also have an effect on the nervous system. A chiropractor will conduct an extensive evaluation with the goal of finding vertebrae that are not in line. Irregular alignment is a common issue that has a negative impact on the activity of the nervous system. A gentle adjustment is capable of treating ADHD, and a pediatric chiropractor in Washington is experienced in working with children to gently and safely realign the spine. This approach tackles ADHD right from the source as it restores the health of the nervous system.


Please contact our team at Palmercare Chiropractic - Washington, DC for more information. Allow your child to reach their potential.

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Washington, DC 20036
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