Are We Too Quick to Medicate Our Kids?
At Discover Chiropractic, we believe in making sense out of your challenging problems. This includes with your children as well. Too often, we see young children full of energy being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and then medicated for it. Instead of really looking into the root cause of why the child might be acting out or having difficulty in school, parents, teachers and doctors have opted to take the easy way out by quickly labeling and medicating.
A study taken 15 years ago, showed that 3% of the population under 20 years old was on some type of drug for ADHD, most likely Ritalin. Imagine what it is now. It’s joked that the United States is the Ritalin capital of the world, even though the side effects can include depression, insomnia, nausea, dizziness, stunting of growth, and blood pressure and pulse changes. Those are serious side effects for a drug that is so haphazardly prescribed.
Chiropractic has proven to help children and adolescents show improvements in their overly hyper behavior or anxiety. By taking the extra time to understand where their behavior is coming from and why, we are able to take prescription drugs out of the equation. Chiropractic helps to clear their system of interference, which could be causing the irritability, and function the way they are supposed to without artificial stimulation or sedation.
If your child seems overly “hyper” or is having difficulty paying attention in school, try chiropractic before running for the prescription. It may take a little extra time, but the outcome will be lasting and natural. We highly recommend families coming together for adjustments so everyone can experience natural healing for themselves.
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