Chiropractic Care Shown to Improve Neurological Function of Individuals with ADHD
Employing chiropractic care for ADHD is not something many of us would ever think of. The good news is someone did think of it. A 2019 study at Riphah International University unveiled that chiropractors may play a role in enhancing the neurological function of individuals with ADHD.
It’s an incredible breakthrough that we at Absolute Chiropractic & Rehab in Hurst had to share with all of you. ADHD is tough not only on individuals diagnosed with it, but also for the whole family.
Chiropractic Care Can Improve Neurodevelopment
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with significant alterations in brain development and function. Imran Amjad, a PhD who helmed the study, explained that, “These include changes in fronto-striatal pathways that can lead to difficulties with ‘top-down’ control. It is also likely that connections in the parietal lobe and cerebellum are involved.
“These neurological changes are associated with a number of alterations to sensory filtering, sensorimotor gating, and sensorimotor control. This lends itself to a potential role for chiropractors in caring for children with ADHD because chiropractic care has been shown to alter a number of aspects of sensorimotor function.”
Conventional medications have limitations and drawbacks, including having to force your child to take their prescription every morning. As of 2021, we still don’t know the long term risks or benefits of ADHD prescriptions.
Amjad and his team have been studying how chiropractic spinal adjustments affect nervous system function. “Recent studies have shown that chiropractic care alters sensorimotor filtering, cortical and cerebellar motor processing, and multisensory processing, all of which may be important in the neurodevelopment of ADHD.
“Given the nature of the neurological changes associated with ADHD and the growing body of evidence that suggests that chiropractic care may influence neurological function, it is possible that chiropractors may play a role in enhancing the neurological function of individuals with ADHD,” said Amjad.
To put it plainly, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve neurological function, thus allowing for better learning and achievement.
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Since 2011, Absolute Chiropractic & Rehab in Hurst have been helping patients with ADHD find relief without medication. Have questions or want to schedule an appointment? Call Absolute Chiropractic & Rehab at (817) 428-0801 or go online and fill out a contact form. We’re happy to help!