What do you think when you hear the term ADD/ADHD?
Some laugh and think of the “squirrel” analogy of a dog being drawn away from an activity because it sees a squirrel. Some people think of how they can be doing one thing then suddenly move onto something else without ever finishing the first thing. Others may think of a child struggling in school due to focus issues.
The truth is Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be a real life changer and not in a good way. According to the CDC, close to 10% of all children under the age of 17 suffer from ADHD. 60% of those kids have another disorder along with it, half being a behavioral disorder.
In addition, close to 5% of adults suffer from ADD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition in which symptoms are also dependent on the child’s environment. ADHD is now one of the most common and most studied conditions of childhood. The most common cause of ADD/ADHD, as researchers are finding more and more about is STRESS! Seeing that the main cause or at least the main contributor to ADD/ADHD revolves around stress and the effects of that on the brain, a great place to start would be to lower stress levels therefore allowing the brain to develop and function to its optimal ability.
As you may be aware research shows that the chiropractic adjustment has a positive effect on an area of the brain associated with ADD/ADHD (the prefrontal cortex) and in addition has a positive effect on reducing stress levels on the body.
If you have questions on how seeing a chiropractor may help you then give me a call at 519-227-1363.