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Natural Help for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder


Increasingly common in our society, ADHD can significantly impair a child’s quality of life. All too often medications such as Ritalin and Adderall are used to manage the symptoms of ADHD. As these medications are pretty high-powered stimulants, we always want to look for a natural solution first before drugs or surgery are considered. We can often help manage ADHD symptoms with chiropractic adjustments.

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes through the senses. All the senses are governed by the nervous system. As chiropractors, we’ll look specifically at the spine which essentially houses the whole nervous system. If we can remove any interference in that, we can get the nervous system functioning the way it was designed.

A lot of times kids and parents will notice changes in the child’s behavior, energy levels and coping skills. Often these children are oversensitive to things in their environment. Things can be overwhelming —sometimes physically — as children are sometimes uncoordinated and may bump into things. These children often have trouble engaging in conversation or play. These difficulties can lead to kids having outbursts or meltdowns, often in school. It’s commonly recommended that the children go to the doctor where they’re often subsequently diagnosed with ADHD and put on medication.

Chiropractic’s Role in Managing Symptoms

Assessing a child’s nervous system is critical when it comes to managing ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. It’s also important to have proper sleep, so we look at the child’s sleep patterns. Other lifestyle factors include diet and physical activity levels.

These days more than ever kids are inside all the time and not getting the exercise they need. They’re often spending time on tablets or playing video games the vast majority of the time and not getting out in the fresh, getting their blood pumping and their body moving. Exercise helps to stimulate the nervous system and the brain.

Contact us today and discover how our natural, drug-free approach to managing ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder could help enhance your child’s quality of life.

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