Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza. I am also an American Posture Institute Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.
Today we are going to talk about ADHD
(Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).
ADHD is a very controversial diagnosis because there are no clear objective clinical tests or lab tests. And it belongs to a spectrum of neurological disorders which include other conditions such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and learning disabilities.
To complicate the diagnosis of ADHD, some kids may simply be at the high end of the range of normal activity, or they may have a difficult temperament, or they may just be bored in class because they have a high IQ.
What is very, very disturbing however is that since the 1990’s, the number of prescription for ADHD has skyrocketed 700%!
The classic medical model has embraced the use of Ritalin to treat ADHD. Ritalin is a class 2 narcotic. Cocaine is a class 2 narcotic.
[ Check out the side-effects of Ritalin. Scary stuff !! ]
This is why so many parents choose to explore other options for the treatment of ADHD.
So, what may chiropractic have to offer?
A recent study involving 28 ADHD kids aged 5 to 15 years of age; investigators randomly assigned 14 to a chiropractic treatment
group and 14 kids to the conventional medical treatment group.
The researchers concluded that the kids in the chiropractic group had better outcomes based on several assessments and that
a larger scale study was in order.
So if your kids or even you yourself are struggling with ADHD, why not give chiropractic a try? It will not interfere with any current
treatment, and it is a natural and safe treatment.
To find out more, call and schedule your appointment for your free initial consultation. You will not know unless you give it a try.
905 335 LIFE (5433)
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