What is ADHD and how chiropractic care can benefit


When we talk about ADHD, we’re talking about a nervous system that’s on overdrive, all right? Our foot being put on that gas pedal and make it makes it really hard to be able to sit still to be able to pay attention. We might see some behavior issues come out, right? Because what’s happening is we have so much stress or nociception bombarding our brain, right? It’s like me putting you in a closet, blasting heavy metal music while flashing strobe lights. It’s a lot of overwhelms of the brain. So it makes it really hard to sit still. It makes it really hard to pay attention. I also can lose my cool really easy. So we’re going to see some emotional dysregulation. The really cool thing is we actually have scans to determine how much stress is bombarding the brain. So when we look and see a kiddo with ADHD, we actually have this scan to determine where that nociception or where that stress is coming from within the body, red being a severe amount. Now when we look at a different viewpoint, it actually gives us a total energy or an energy index looking at how much stress is bombarding the brain, all right? This kiddo was at 300 when he first started in the office. That’s three times the amount of stress we want bombarding the brain. The good news is with chiropractic care, we actually get that good proprioceptive input back online and when we do that, we decrease all of that stress bombarding the brain, all right? So kids are able to sit still. They’re able to pay attention and really succeed in school. If you have any questions, reach out. We’d love to help you!

Symptoms of ADHD?

All kids struggle at times to pay attention, listen and follow directions, or sit still. But for kids with ADHD, the struggles are harder and happen more often. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe and may continue into adulthood. Some of the common signs and symptoms of ADHD in children are:

  • Trouble focusing on activities
  • Is often easily distracted
  • Have difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Forget or lose things a lot
  • Talk excessively
  • Have difficulty getting along with others
  • Frequently running around
  • Poor academic performance
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Experiencing increased frustration and emotional sensitivity
  • Have trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects.
  • Often interrupt others


You know how challenging life can be for your ADHD child and your family. Let us help you turn ADHD into a bridge rather than a barrier for your child! Create a healthy, happy life for your child as early as you can by incorporating chiropractic care into their wellness routine. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health. 

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

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