Chiropractic and ADD, ADHD and Learning Disorders

According to California chiropractor Dr. James Aylor, DC, chiropractic care and nutritional counseling are an effective alternative treatment for children diagnosed with ADD, autism or acute allergies. Dr. Aylor, DC, says that these treatments help manage symptoms by addressing underlying misalignments and nutritional imbalances that may be contributing to health problems. "Traditional medical treatment for ADD relies on Ritalin, a stimulant that is used to mask the symptoms of ADD," said Dr. Aylor, DC. "However, parents often do not want prolonged exposure to Ritalin if there are alternatives. Dietary changes and chiropractic care are two effective alternatives that alleviate symptoms without exposing a child's young, developing body to a constant onslaught of artificial chemicals. "Chiropractic adjustments are gentle for children. These adjustments may remove the subluxations that are irritating the nervous system and affecting the brain's activity. Dietary changes that reduce a child's exposure to toxins and artificial ingredients may also help manage ADD."

Chiropractic analysis for spinal issues related to ADD, ADHD would focus on cranial bone fixation and upper cervical subluxation. Most people do not realize that the cranial bones are multiple sections joined together by sutures which are sophisticated joints.  The cranial bones are actually moveable.  The skull even expands and contracts with breathing. Periodically, due to trauma or the birth process, cranial bones can become fixated to stuck and n ot move properly.  This causes impediments and blockages in the fluid surrounding the brain. Blockages in the fluid can result in focus, learning and attention issues.  Chiropractors trained in cranial adjusting can help with this problem.  Secondarily, spinal subluxation in the neck causes neural disruption and interferes with the brain's ability to properly communicate with the body.  This is  called neuro sensory integration. Chiropractic care can improve neuro sensory integration and help with how the body perceives its environment and integrates with attention deficits.

Extremely important after pregnancy care, new born babies get checked for cranial fixations and cervical subluxations by a trained chiropractor in prediatric care.

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Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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