Although chiropractic care cannot treat ADHD, it helps reduce the stress on the child's nervous system. At Zemella Chiropractic in Santa Barbara, our chiropractic care can help by removing spinal subluxations that irritate the nervous system, suggest dietary changes, and recommend appropriate lifestyle changes at home to reduce susceptibility to toxic chemicals. Additionally, our chiropractic office in Santa Barbara can test for allergies that may be negatively affecting the immune system as well.
The most common treatment for ADHD is Ritalin, which is known to be a stimulant drug that can have the opposite effect on children with ADHD. For children that are overly hyper, Ritalin calms them down and helps them function normally. The issue with Ritalin is that it only masks the symptoms of ADHD, and it can have detrimental effects on the brain, as some children and adults may abuse this drug. For a healthy and natural way to help with the symptoms of ADHD, call Zemella Chiropractic in Santa Barbara at (805) 324-6500 to schedule an appointment today with Dr. Paul Zemella, DC.