ADHD is the #1 reason a child is medicated these days. Today, one in ten kids are being diagnosed with ADHD, with a greater prevalence in males. According to the CDC, 11% of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD, with a consistent 3-5% increase each year.  The main symptoms associated with ADHD are inability to pay attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. What is often left out is that the majority of kids with ADHD suffer from additional factors, such as: depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, OCD, Tourette’s, tics, and learning disabilities. Some actions that are typical of kids with ADHD are poor gross motor skills (balance, coordination, posture), difficulty making friends, picky eaters and saying inappropriate things. Medication is the primary treatment, unfortunately, there are many side effects with these medications and 50-60% of kids on the medication will continue to have symptoms after 3 years. Kids with ADHD are twice as likely to drop out of high school, at a 300% risk for substance abuse, 200% more likely to be obese, and 10x more likely to have difficulty making friends. On average a family will spend is $14,000 a year caring for a child ADHD.

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MCNC Approach

MCNC pays close attention to some of the primary areas and aspects involved with ADD/ADHD. The main areas involved are the frontal lobes, basal ganglia, cerebellum and primitive reflexes. We have methods to specifically evaluate in involved areas and provided quantitative/measurable data for a baseline. This baseline allow both the doctor and patients understand the progress throughout care. Each patient has a detailed history obtained combine with MCNC specific exam. The exam includes a RightEye analysis, balance assessment, evaluation of primitive reflexes and more. Frontal lobe testing markers are obtained with eye analysis, gait analysis and babinski reflex. With the information obtained a primary are of focus is obtained as the area of dysfunction. 

The Solution

The first issues that must be resolved when dealing with any childhood developmental issues is the remediation of any primitive reflexes. Primitive reflexes should be absent by 2 years of age, if any are present the must be resolved.  Once primitive reflexes are resolved, therapy targeting the other involved areas follows. Therapy is specific to each individual and catered to the targeted areas. Therapy may included chiropractic care, vestibular therapy, eye exercises, sensory stimulation, hand eye coordination, manual therapy, physical exercises and more. Patient will receive at home therapy that expedites progress. Results will not be optimal with in office care and is an integral component of care. Depending on the patient, supplementation and dietary changes may be required. 

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Additional Conditions

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Key Elements

We combine traditional chiropractic care with the most advanced neurological treatments available in the market to create a customized plan that will maximize your recovery.

All ages are welcome!

Patients of all ages are treated at MCNC: newborns, toddlers, infants, teens, adults and geriatric patients.

Individualize Care

Patients at MCNC receive a custom plan of care based on the needs of each individual.

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