In America over 20 million prescriptions  for Ritalin are written each year. It is frighteningly the most widely prescribed medication for children IN THE WORLD. Ritalin use has increased almost 1,000 percent since 1990 in spite of the severe side effects and the fact that the long term consequences are STILL UNKNOWN. Ritalin is a class 2 narcotic and has strikingly similar properties to cocaine. 25% of kids in special education classes have Tourette’s syndrome or tics where involuntary movements occur. Why are our kids so unhealthy? The treatment protocols to diagnose and treat childhood developmental disorders are the same today as in the 1950’s. What is this and why are so many kids on drugs?

(1) Parents want a quick fix to a complex problem that involves exercise, nutrition, environmental toxins, parenting, and a host of other bugaboos. Ritalin (when it works) seems like a miracle overnight magic pill. Very seductive.

(2) The lack of understanding that childhood developmental disorders  such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, PDD’s, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, etc. are the SAME PROBLEM not separate entities.

(3) The false belief that these problems are incurable

(4) Doctors, educators, and parents that are using the approach of ” accentuate the positive” academic approach which aggravates the problem

(5) Last but not least, the obscene promotions of pharmaceutical drugs that cover the symptoms of problems that are CORRECTABLE with brain based therapies and nutritional interventions.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, do both and see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

How are we different? We specialize in neurological, immunological, and endocrine rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. Conditions treated include: Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Disorders,Mood Disorders, Balance Disorders (Vertigo, Dizziness, etc.), Headaches, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders (Tics, Tremors, Tourette’s, etc.), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADHD, ADD, OCD, CDD, PDD, Asperger’s, etc), Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Hormone Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, and Blood Sugar Disorders (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypoglycemia).

Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor