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What Can Cause ADD/ADHD? Blair Upper Care Los Angeles

Posted in ADD/ADHD, Chilhood Health on Nov 15, 2016

Natural ADD Treatment in Los Angeles

ADD and ADHD affects 11 percent of children in the United States. This disorder makes school difficult and disrupts families. When severe enough it affects all aspects of a child's life. ADD also affects adults. People who suffer from ADD have difficulty staying on task, finishing projects, and oftentimes struggle in the workplace. 

If you have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD you have most likely been prescribed a psychoactive drug.  Ritalin, Conexant, and Adderal are some of the most commonly prescribed medications. These drugs increase alertness by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain.  At what cost?  

Our current health system is more interested in treating symptoms, rather than addressing underlying issues that may be causing ADD/ADHD. 


Dr. Amen, a brain researcher, has shown that people with ADD/ADHD have abnormal brain scans.  Amen sub-categorized ADD into seven different categories. While there has been no definitive cause found for this condition many alternative doctors have found treatments that help.  Amen believes that many factors are involved in the increased prevalence of this condition:

  • Limited physical education in school
  • Excessive use of video games
  • Diets filled with processed foods
  • Exposure to environmental toxins (i.e. pesticides in the food
The part he is missing. Trauma to the upper cervical spine. In the next section, we will examine the role that neck trauma plays in the cause of ADD.

Upper Cervical Care, Brain Function, and ADD Treatment Los Angeles

There is plenty of evidence that ADD has its roots in abnormal brain activity.  The question is what causes the abnormal brain activity? Upper Cervical Doctors have known for years that many ADD/ADHD patients drastically improve the following correction of the upper cervical spine.  

Research conducted by Michael Flannagan D.C.  using upright MR  shows evidence that a misaligned Atlas(C-1) causes reduced CSF flow and blood flow to the cerebral hemispheres.  While this research is ongoing it may shed light on an underlying cause for people with cognitive problems. Lack of blood flow to the cerebral hemispheres due to an atlas misalignment can be one underlying cause of ADD/ADHD symptoms. 

What Does An Upper Cervical Doctor Do?

Upper Cervical is a health care procedure whose goal is to locate and correct spinal misalignment in the neck.  Misalignments in the upper cervical spine interfere with normal nervous system function.  Dr. Flannagan has shown that these misalignments interfere with normal brain function.

When a patient visits an Upper Cervical Doctor a complete history is taken.  The patient is then run through a series of objective tests that determine if the patient suffers from Upper Cervical Spine misalignment.  If the testing indicates there is nervous system interference a precise set of x-rays is taken. 

The x-rays visualize the joints between the head and neck to measure the direction and magnitude of the misalignment.  This information helps the doctor make a custom-tailored correction. The goal of Upper Cervical Care is for the correction to "hold" as long as possible.  When the spinal segment returns to its normal position, and "holds"this allows the body to function better.

Many different conditions respond to upper cervical care. The medical approach is to treat symptoms.  The Upper Cervical Approach relies on the fact that the body is self-healing and self-regulating. If neural interference is removed better function ensues. Nature needs no help just no interference! If you or someone you know suffers from this condition our office offers a free consultation.  

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