Help with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition identified by developmentally incorrect levels of negligence, hyperactivity and abrupt behavior. To be diagnosed, the condition must cause compelling impairment in everyday functioning in at least two settings, usually meaning a child’s symptoms are active during school and at home for at least six months.
Individuals with attention disorders may indicate the following symptoms:
- Difficult time paying attention.
- Daydreams frequently.
- Does not seem to listen.
- Are easily distracted from schoolwork or play.
- Are Forgetful.
- Are in constant motion or unable to stay still.
ADHD and Our Treatment Programs
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have parts within their brains that fail to connect when they pursuit a task that measures attention. This connectivity problem is called functional disconnection syndrome, an imbalance in brain communication that causes developmentally improper behaviors.
Since the right hemisphere of the brain balances impulsivity, attention and social behavior, a child with reduced right brain activity may be hyperactive, oppositional, rowdy and even intrusive. Our treatment program, Neural FX, incorporates customized sensory-motor and intellectual activities that aim to enhance the right brain connectivity leading to a reduction or elimination of behavioral symptoms. Neural FX is a Non Surgical Neurologic treatment system that resets the way your brain communicates with your body to dramatically reduce pain, accelerate healing and strengthen muscles by focusing on correcting sensory motor dysfunction. In addition, our nutritional guidelines are backed by recent research that stresses the importance of a healthy diet in reducing symptoms of this disorder.
Help and Hope for ADHD
Once considered impossible, we now know that our brain can advance and change throughout our lifetime. This paradox, called neuroplasticity, is at the heart of our ADHD treatment program. Our drug-free, integrated approach for treating ADHD brings parents and kids together to accomplish a common goal of improving the child’s focus and attention, leading to a more prosperous personal and academic life.
If you suspect your child has ADHD or has been diagnosed with ADHD, contact us to see how we can help.
Children, ADD/ADHD & Chiropractic Care
Children with ADD/ADHD often have difficulties with impulse control, attention span, restless movement, blurting out words or phrases, staying on task, reading comprehension, math word problems, understanding social skills, understanding the big picture (concepts), being able to focus on things that they are not interested in, poor posture and many other symptoms depending on the individuals genetic predisposition and environmental elements. These symptoms are most often due to a right brain functional weakness and particularly the right dorsal lateral pre-frontal cortex (i.e. the right, front portion of the brain). Some of the functions of this part of the brain are motor planning, executive function and inhibition of the emotional centers of the brain. The right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for putting the brakes on thoughts and movement which is why these children have problems with impulse control and sitting still etc. Often these children have amazing memories, can do math facts without word problems, can read the words on a page but have difficulty understanding the concepts after they read it. This is because they have a functionally strong left-brain relative to the right brain. The problem develops because there is a functional disconnection between the hemispheres of the brain. It is like an orchestra where there is one part not working in concert with the rest, which throws the whole production off.