Parents of children with ADD or ADHD understand how their hyperactivity or short attention span can get a bit frustrating. Medication might seem like the only way to get your child to stay focused in school, but what if we told you ADHD therapy in Palm Beach County was another option? Here’s everything you need to know about this disorder.
Why Is My Child’s Brain so Overactive?
The problem isn’t an overactive brain but actually an underactive one. An ADHD brain doesn’t feel like it’s getting enough stimulus, which is why your child is always running around looking for visual, auditory, or kinesthetic things to stimulate it.
Common medications used to treat ADD or ADHD symptoms include Adderall or Ritalin, which are stimulants. These medications work by controlling the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, both of which affect how well you concentrate. Stimulants make an ADHD brain feel ‘normal.’
What Causes ADHD?
There could be several reasons why your child is showing these ADHD symptoms. There could be physical, chemical, or emotional stressors that are causing symptoms. Fortunately, these are things that can be treated or corrected.
Misalignment of the Spine
A misaligned spine puts pressure on the nerves and interferes with the brain’s normal amount of stimulus from proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors. If your child has signs of ADD or ADHD, get them checked out by a chiropractor.
Dysfunction in the Brain
Your child’s brain itself might be operating properly if you notice signs of ADHD. Palm Beach Health Center uses the brain core neurofeedback at our office to do brain mapping. It allows us to check and see if the brain is flipping back and forth between all its states (alpha, beta, theta, and delta waves) and is adaptable to whatever the situation may be.
Bad fats in your child’s diet can also interfere with the stimulus of the brain! Omega-6’s or artificial flavoring interfere with neurological information, which results in ADHD symptoms. This is why reading the ingredients is important!
Where to Go for ADHD Therapy in Palm Beach County
Medications can treat the symptoms of ADD or ADHD, but we encourage you to get your child checked out physically, chemically, and emotionally. Doing that allows you to find the actual cause of the problem and fix it. Since the brain is still developing during the first 25 years of life, it’s important not to cause any chemical damage during that time.
If you notice any symptoms of ADD or ADHD in your child and would like to check if any issues can be fixed, get in touch!