I am driven to reveal the TRUTH—the information that you will not find anywhere else, which is why we focus on helping both children and adults unlock their human potential within their diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
ADD/ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders of childhood. Did you realize that about 10% of kids between 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with this condition in the US alone? That is absolutely startling and what makes this even more severe is that almost all of these children end up on psychoactive medication!
According to a recent study, about 1 in 1,000, kids taking stimulants end up with medication-related psychiatric problems, such as hearing voices, hallucinations, becoming suspicious for no reason, or becoming manic. Even the non-stimulant medication, Strattera, carries a warning: children and teenagers who take it are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than children and teenagers with ADHD who do not take it!
Children and adults with ADD/ADHD often have difficulties with impulse control, attention span, restless movement, blurting out words or phrases, staying on task, reading comprehension, math word problems, understanding social skills, understanding the big picture (concepts), being able to focus on things that they are not interested in, poor posture and many other symptoms depending on the individuals genetic predisposition and environmental elements. These symptoms are most often due to a right brain functional weakness and particularly the right dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex (i.e. the right, front portion of the brain). Some of the functions of this part of the brain are motor planning, executive function and inhibition of the emotional centers of the brain. The right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for putting the brakes on thoughts and movement which is why these children have problems with impulse control and sitting still etc.
As a chiropractor, I use different brain based therapies to improve ADD/ADHD signs and symptoms. I can access the areas of the brain that need stimulation by different brain based modalities. For example, I will adjust the child or adult on one side of the body to specifically activate one side of the brain via the cerebellum. I will also have the patient do exercises that specifically activate the muscle receptors on one side of the body to stimulate the right brain. This is only an example of what is possible by using chiropractic.
Please contact the office (724-394-3911) in order to learn more!
Love and Respect
Dr. Pete Lawton