School is back in full swing, and all across America students are being diagnosed with ADHD, and being introduced to the drug Ritalin.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of all school age children currently suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD has a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Failing to give close attention to details
  • Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • Has trouble listening even when spoken to directly
  • Has difficulty organizing tasks
  • Is easily distracted
  • Fidgets and has a hard time remaining in one place

ADHD and Ritalin – Is Chiropractic a Better Solution 199x300 ADHD and Ritalin – Is Chiropractic a Better SolutionWhile a medical diagnosis is needed to determine if a child has ADHD before administering psycho-stimulants, many pediatricians surveyed responded they had spent less than one hour with a child before writing a prescription.

What does this mean for our children? Are psycho-stimulants the best solution for our kids?

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Ritalin users may face a number of side effects including stunted growth, insomnia, nervousness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, depression, anorexia, blood pressure changes, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Ritalin is also highly addictive, and has even made it into the mainstream drug scene, with teens going as far as crushing and snorting Ritalin to remain focused in school.

Instead of pumping medication into our kids at an early age, isn’t it a better solution to teach them about good health?

With all of the changes in our current health care system, one thing remains constant: the need to take control over your family’s heath and wellness. It starts with eating right, exercise, and full night’s sleep, and investing in programs that help promote wellness.

Chiropractic care is a part of many families wellness routines. Is it the right choice for you?

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