It is estimated that 2 million children in the United States have ADHD. This means that in a classroom of approximately 25 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD. However, many normal children may show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and difficulty concentrating, It is important that a child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis before any treatment is considered. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, but the current thought is that it is a combination of an overactive nervous system coupled with a decrease in the brain’s ability to filter out extraneous sights, sounds, thoughts and emotions.

There are a number of things that your chiropractor can do to help eliminate stresses on a child’s nervous system, such as remove spinal subluxations that irritate the nervous system, suggest dietary changes to avoid common problem foods and suggest changes to the home to help reduce exposure to toxic chemicals. It is important for a parent to look at all treatment options and chiropractic care is a great place to start.