ADHD in Adults

ADHD in Adults

woman on stairsWhen you think of ADHD, you probably associate it with children, but ADHD in adults isn’t as uncommon as you might think.

If you’re an adult with ADHD, you don’t need to rely on pills to manage your condition. Consider chiropractic care instead.

While many think of a chiropractor as a “back” doctor, chiropractic is fundamentally interested in the integrity of the nervous system you spine protects. Today’s chiropractic care has helped many reclaim their concentration and focus.

An Overview of ADHD in Adults

If you’re one of the adults that have ADHD, you likely experience a unique set of challenges at work, in the home and with your personal relationships. The chiropractors in our network are trained to locate the cause of your ADHD, making the necessary corrections so that your condition can clear up on its own.

Men and women are equally likely to display symptoms of ADHD in adulthood. The typical symptoms are inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, though they do not have the same type of “acting out” that is present in childhood ADHD. Each of these characteristics has its own set of symptoms.

Though statistics are sketchy, it is estimated that almost 4% of adults suffer from the symptoms of ADHD.

The Chiropractic Approach to ADHD

The chiropractors you’ll find on our site are trained in the location and correction of spinal misalignments that cause nerve interference, which can result in a multitude of conditions including ADHD.

These spinal misalignments can occur without obvious symptoms. They may be caused by a car accident, sports injury, a slip and fall or even from a difficult birth. Such trauma (and other causes) can cause the upper bones of the spine to lose their normal motion and position. This can put stress on the brain stem, spinal cord and nerve roots as they exit the spine.

A dysfunctional nerve can’t carry clear signals from the brain to the body. The part of the body that is controlled by the impaired nerves, then, can suffer. By reducing the interference with a series of precise chiropractic adjustments, symptoms lessen and proper nervous system control of your body can return.

You have a choice. Either cover up your ADHD symptoms or addressing the underlying cause. And while there aren’t any guarantees, today’s chiropractic care has helped people of all ages regain their concentration, focus and lead more normal lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Those with ADHD display remarkable characteristic such as an ability to think quickly and solve problems, high energy levels, creativity and free-spiritedness.

The typical treatments advised for adult ADHD include behavioral therapy, stress management therapy, coaching to learn appropriate strategies and family therapy. There may be an avenue you haven’t considered, however, with chiropractic care.

The negative aspects to taking medications include that it may take weeks to achieve the proper dosage of the right medication for the individual. Additionally, the medications are typically Schedule II controlled substances, meaning they’re amphetamines that are highly addictive with many dangerous side effects.

Signs of inattention may include:

  • Losing things
  • Forgetting appointments, important dates and tasks
  • Lack of focus
  • Spacing out

Signs of hyperactivity may include:

  • An inability to relax or be still
  • Talking excessively with no time to “come up for air”
  • Restlessness

Signs of impulsivity may include:

  • Unpredictable moods and actions
  • Interrupting others when they speak
  • Blurting out rude or offensive remarks

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Available Treatments for ADHD in Adults

The approaches to treating ADHD include medications that are short-acting or long-acting such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta or Dexedrine. All are amphetamines, or speed, that stimulates the central nervous system to improve attention span and decrease impulsivity.

Sometimes, poor nutrition and deficiencies are blamed for ADHD. As such, nutritional therapy can concentrate on increasing the amount of certain vitamins and minerals in the body.

An elimination diet that removes vegetable oils, dairy, food additives, preservatives, colorings, refined grains and sugars may be recommended.

Find A Chiropractor Near You

If you’re ready to discover an all-natural way to treat adult ADHD, we’ll help you get started. Check out our helpful guide to locate a chiropractor near you. Choose natural. Choose chiropractic!

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