Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect patients in many different ways. Often, the signs can be diagnosed while the patient is very young. Difficulty paying attention and poor impulse control are common symptoms. It is important to start your child early on ADHD treatment if they display any symptoms.

It can be difficult for patients to identify the signs of this disorder in their children. However, Back on Track Family Chiropractic has provided the following information on recognizing common symptoms.

ADHD in Spanish Fork

Many social and environmental factors can contribute to ADHD symptoms, including emotional outbursts and hyperactivity. If your child exhibits any of the following for a period of over six months, they may have ADHD:

  • Disorganization or difficulty keeping track of things
  • Difficulty completing assigned projects
  • Excessive fidgeting
  • Easily distracted by other activities, noises, etc.
  • Difficulty concentrating, sitting still or remaining quiet for long periods

What Are the Options for Treating ADHD?

Because ADHD results from an imbalance in the nervous system, treatment focuses on rebalancing and restoring the system to the correct equilibrium. There are several ways to do this.

Conventional Treatments

If your child suffers from ADHD, there are often many different, even conflicting, treatments for patients to choose from. Often patients are prescribed powerful medication, including Ritalin and Adderall, which partially addresses the symptoms. This medication can also have negative side effects, such as high blood pressure, aggression or rapid heartbeat. However, this is not the only treatment option for patients.

Alternative Treatments

Dr. David Baggaley recommends that parents and patients explore alternatives to traditional treatments, especially if their child is sensitive to ADHD medications. Changes in diet, especially eliminating allergens, can be very effective. Addressing misalignments in the spine can also have a positive effect on a child’s symptoms. Our chiropractor can help find and treat any issues that may be affecting your child’s condition. To schedule a chiropractic appointment for ADHD in Spanish Fork, Utah, phone (801) 504-6125.