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Help for ADD/ADHD in Grand Forks

Kids who are easily distracted, unable to concentrate or have difficulty controlling impulsive thoughts or behaviors likely are experiencing ADD or ADHD. Because ADHD emerges as a neurological disorder and chiropractic care helps reduce interference in the nervous system, many parents have found chiropractic to be remarkably helpful.

Nutritional and Lifestyle Changes

In addition to chiropractic care, making simple dietary and lifestyle changes could help to alleviate symptoms of ADHD. These changes include

  • Removing additives, preservatives and food dyes from the diet
  • Eating only organic foods that are grown without pesticides or herbicides
  • Reducing sugars and eliminating all artificial sweeteners
  • Decreasing the use of chemical cleaning agents, detergents, fabric softeners and other chemicals and replacing them with organic, natural ones
  • Boosting your child’s consumption of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Checking your child’s zinc, iron and magnesium levels as many kids with ADHD are deficient in these critical minerals

Traditional ADHD Treatment

The conventional way to manage ADHD is through prescription stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall, but they may not be the best choice for your child. Though they may be helpful in the short term by allowing your child to concentrate, there is little evidence to date that they enhance school achievement, relationships, or behavioral issues over the long run.

Additionally, concerns exist about the effects these powerful medications may have on a child’s developing brains. The drugs also have common side effects such as loss of appetite, irritability and insomnia.

Chiropractic As a Natural Alternative

If you’re seeking a drug-free way to address your child’s ADHD, chiropractic care may be the answer. Although chiropractic doesn’t treat ADHD/ADD, we instead look for disturbances to a child’s nervous system. Typically, we see issues caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck.

The link between the spine, brain dysfunction and ADHD is common.

A comprehensive chiropractic exam can reveal noticeable spinal distortion, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. With a course of safe and natural chiropractic adjustments, these often resolve, reducing nervous system tension.

We want to help address your child’s ADHD naturally. Contact Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenna!

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