In the past decade, prescriptions for Ritalin, a stimulant medication commonly used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), increased five-fold, with 90 percent of all prescriptions worldwide consumed in the United States. Chiropractic is offering promising results with non-drug treatments that focus on postural muscles, nutrition and lifestyle changes that affect brain activity. (ACA Today)
Doctors of chiropractic offer a non-drug and non-invasive treatment alternative for ADHD patients that target the underlying problems, not just symptoms. Motor activity—especially development of the postural muscles—is the baseline function of brain activity. Anything affecting postural muscles will influence brain development. Musculoskeletal imbalance will create imbalance of brain activity, and one part of the brain will develop faster than the other, and that's what's happening in ADHD patients. (ACA Today)
Chiropractors are trained in working with the nervous system and the musculature of the body. By re-aligning misaligned (or subluxated) vertebrae, pressure on the nerve is removed. With no pressure on the nerve, messages from the brain can be relayed throughout the entire body without interference. If your nervous system is working at 100% then your body is functioning the way it was made to. When you are subluxation free your body will have a greater ability to cope with physical, chemical and emotional stresses that are put on it each and every day.