Both kids and adults may experience a wide variety of symptoms indicating that they have some form of ADHD. Whether the condition presents itself in a mild, moderate or severe form, it can make it difficult for those with the problem to function. ADHD not only affects concentration, but it can sideline careers, hurt relationships and cause internal turmoil. The good news is that chiropractic care, whether received in North York under the care of Dr. Gorchynski or elsewhere, can sometimes assist ADHD sufferers.
The reason for chiropractic’s benefits for those with ADHD is thought to center in the fact that this kind of alternative treatment brings the body’s natural energies and abilities into alignment. In other words, as chiropractic does with other conditions, it allows the body to essentially heal itself through comprehensive natural wellness care. Thus, the brain-related chemical imbalances that seem to characterize the condition known as ADHD are brought into a more “level” state.
Think of the body of someone like ADHD like a truck running over a rocky path. Without stabilizers or shocks, the truck would jolt uncontrollably. However, with some kind of stabilizing mechanism (e.g., chiropractic care), the truck can undergo fewer issues when it’s running on a bumpy road. Using this metaphor, we can see how chiropractic care can help become a “shock absorber” for the mind. By calming some of the misfiring neurotransmitters through chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor can help the ADHD patient improve his or her ability to overcome the more negative side effects of the condition.
It’s important for many people that ADHD be controlled in this manner, rather than through pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, a study from the mid-1970s examined how children with neurological problems functioned after either having drug therapy or chiropractic care. As it turned out, chiropractic care proved almost 25 perfect more effective than drugs! Another study from the late 1980s supported those findings, and focused primarily on a small amount of children with ADHD diagnoses.
For parents of children with ADHD, or adults who have ADHD, chiropractic care may provide noticeable results without the potential side effects of medications such as Ritalin. To learn more or to make an appointment with a chiropractor in North York, Ontario, please contact our Bayview Finch Chiropractic Clinic office today. We want to actively become a part of your wellness program for life by providing you with the keys to solve the root causes of your most challenging conditions.