Five Non-Medicinal Ways Chiropractic Care Offers Healing forĀ  Children with Behavior Issue - Premier Family Healthcare - Chiropractor - Centerville, Ohio > Our Practice > News/Blog

  • Keeps me running

    I have a job that has me driving quite a bit but the work is a very repetitive motion that twists my back an hips. Dr. Russel has been able to keep me straight, literally, and pain free for over the past year. The diagnostic tools he has also showed how much improvement I have had over the last year as well. His knowledge and abilities have kept me in top shape to keep my business running and enjoy working out with my son. The team at Premier are all very helpful and have impacted my life for the better in so many ways.

    Carter C.

  • High quality professional knowledgeable

    Only my second visit but pleased with the through exam and assessment. Treatment to this point has been beneficial. Would not hesitate recommending the practice.

    Tim B.

  • Great family-friendly care!

    We have a large family with lots of different needs to be met and Dr. Hulbert does a fantastic job caring for each and every one of us! I love walking out and hearing one or more of the kids comment that things feel better after spending time in pain. Shelley works with our crazy after school schedule and that's a tall order. We never have a hard time getting an appointment, the visits are prompt and efficient. Toy area and a changing table are super helpful as well. Thank you Dr. Hulbert and Ms. Shelley! We love our chiropractic family!

    Desiree W.

  • Caring and Supportive

    everyone in this office is caring and supportive . they truly care about your well being physical and emotional. from the moment you arrive the receptionist Shellie, to Dr. Hulbert, and the EPT Practitioner Chanelle.

    kimberly f

  • Kid friendly

    I just really appreciate being able to bring my child in while I get an adjustment. I get excellent care and my child does too, even when she is not getting an adjustment.

    Emily W.

  • Wonderful Practice and Staff

    Dr. Hulbert is great to work with.

    John B.

  • Always Helpful

    Anytime I need to get in to see Dr. Hulbert when I have issues they are able to fit me in. My wait is never long. I have been seeing Dr. Hulbert for over five years and have made a lot of progress in my well being, physically and mentally with his help.

    Karen P.

  • New patient

    It is obvious that this is a patient centered practice unlike other chiropractic services my friends and family have experienced. Kudos for the professionalism, friendliness and sincerity of the reception staff and the comfort of the treatment rooms

    Patrick M.

  • Highly Satisfied

    My daughter has been seeing Dr Russell for about 18 months now and we couldn't be more pleased with her results. She plays High School sports and takes some pretty hard hits. Dr Russell keeps her back aligned to keep her healthy & strong! Very friendly office.

    Michelle R.

  • Awesome!

    Only one word to say, Awesome! Thanks for everything

    David W.

  • Professional & Friendly Staff

    The office staff is always upbeat & positive! Dr Hulbert is professional & great at what he does. He takes time to listen to what your needs are. I Always look forward to my adjustments!

    Suzanne R.

  • Great practice!

    Staff is always friendly and even plays with my kids when they come

    John B.

  • Such a relief!

    I am ashamed to say that I waited until I was in extreme pain and unable to stand erect before I sought out a chiropractor. I am so glad that I found Dr. Hulbert. Not only did I start to feel relief the first day, but my hope that things could be better was restored. Now, things are better and I am so grateful to have a partner in making sure it stays that way.

    Chris S.

  • Great service

    Don't think I'd be able to walk, sleep or move around without pain if it wasn't for Dr Hulbert Thank you for keeping me functioning properly

    Darrell P.

  • Professional and friendly

    We had our first initial appointment for my son, who was feeling a little unsure. Dr. Hulbert put him at ease right away. He explained everything before he did anything so he knew what to expect. Afterward, my son told me how he liked everyone there and how nice they were. Bonus no headache complaints so far!!

    Desiree W.

  • Always great

    Dr. Hulbert is a wonderful chiropractor and caring person. I've always felt better after I've been adjusted and highly recommend him to everyone.

    Daurice J.

  • always great service!!

    Always friendly & great service

    bob c C.

  • Great service as always!

    Dr. Russell is the only doctor I've ever been to that stays true to appointment times. He his personal yet professional with all his clients. I would highly recommend this office!

    Britni M.

  • Awesome service!!

    Dr. Hulbert is extremely caring and goes out of his way to take care of his patients and make them feel comfortable. He is the only chiropractor I have ever trusted and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

    Becky E.

  • Excelent Chiropratic Experience

    Premier Family Healthcare has provided excellent service for me and my 14 yr old daughter. My daughter was unable to train & play soccer with her club team for a few weeks due to lower back pain. After several adjustments with Dr. Russell Hulbert, she was back in the game and feeling great. I personally have dealt with "on again off again" lower back pain and degenerative disc pain in my neck for over a decade. I've tried physical therapy, massage therapy, steroid injections and a chiropractor with a much different approach than Premier Family Healthcare. I had come to the conclusion that my lower back will be fine but I will just have to live with the Chronic pain in my neck. I couldn't have been more wrong; Dr. Hulbert has made adjustments to my neck that have been an absolute game changer for me. I highly recommend this facility for all your aches, pains, and overall health!

    Shelli R.

  • Very friendly and professional

    The office is always clean and welcoming. I always feel like a valued client and Dr. Hulbert is great.

    John B.

  • Thanks doc !!

    I've been seeing Dr.Hulbert as a new patient for a little over a month now, and the improvements that I've experienced have been nothing short of amazing! I'm almost 53 years old and for the most part I've been healthy and fit for the majority of my life with proper eating and varying levels of intensity of resistance/weight training and aerobic training. In addition, I've got a compressed disc and herniated disc in my lower back from an injury I incurred back in 1992, but I've continued to maintain an even fitness level to ward off any surgeries.... and along with those injuries, I've always experienced some sort of pain or nagging discomfort. However, over these last several weeks after being under the AWESOME care of Dr. Hulbert, I've experienced a new level of flexibility, mobility, and ease of proper posture I haven't had in a couple of decades....all I can say is that I should have done this YEARS AGO!!

    Jim N

  • Very professional

    Very professional, the entire staff is upbeat and eager to help solve your problem! I would recommend Premier Family Healthcare to all of my friends.

    John H

  • Extremely impressed

    This was my very first visit to a Chiropractor and I was extremely impressed with Dr. Hulbert and his staff from the moment I walked in the door of his office. Their facility is extremely clean and has a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere and Lucy was the first person I met when I walked in...Lucy definitely set the tone for a wonderful first visit to Dr. Hulbert's office. She checked me in with all my paper work, and did one of my initial assessments as a new patient, and I thought she did a great job. When I met with Dr. Hulbert, he took his time with me to understand all my issues, and I feel confident that he is going to get me on the right path to a better quality of life!


  • Always feel relief

    Wow I always feel relief When leave the office.

    David W

  • Great so far.

    Everything has been great so far.

    Dominique D

  • Everyone was super nice.

    Everyone was super nice. It was just a consultation, but I am very confident after my appointment that chiropractic care will help my overall health and well-being.

    Kendra V

  • Very knowledgeable

    loved the natural stuff they used gentle and very knowledgeable

    Marella D

  • Great atmosphere

    Great atmosphere and the staff friendly and easy to work with!


  • Everyone is friendly and welcoming

    Everyone is friendly and welcoming, there is little-to-no wait, and the office is clean. Dr. Hulbert is thorough and I have found immediate relief after even 1 adjustment. Thank you!


  • I am confident

    I am confident that my discomfort issues will be improved with treatment here and also look forward to improved general health with continued treatment and advice from Dr Hulbert.

    Pam D

  • Staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Staff is very friendly and helpful. The doctor is very knowledgable and has helped me tremendously.

    Cathy L

  • My experience has been great!!!!

    My experience has been great!!!! Feeling better with each appointment.

    Dominique D

  • Highly competent care

    Highly competent care, coupled with caring attitude and approach. Always patient and eager to help with questions. Highly recommend.

    John O

  • I feel rejuvenated

    I feel rejuvenated after each visit! I have greater flexibility and mobility! Thank you!!!


  • Outstanding!


    David W

  • Awesome!!!

    What an awesome bunch of people at this office !!!

    Kim Z

  • Road to wellness.

    They go the extra mile to make sure that you are on the road to wellness.

    Julie G

  • Dr Hulbert is excellent.

    Dr Hulbert is excellent. He is always compassionate, knows exactly what to do to make you feel better. I have recommended him to several people.

    Lynda C

  • Chanelle is amazing

    Chanelle is amazing for both EPT and Enzyme Therapy! She genuinely cares about those she is helping! =)

    Elly S

  • Always great

    Always great

    Jeremiah B

  • Wonderful customer service.

    Wonderful customer service. Everyone is very knowledgeable. Excellent time management. I'm a first time patient of chiropractic care and I'm sorry I waited so long.

    Tamica L

  • I appreciate everything

    I appreciate everything you do....

    David W

  • Very professional

    Very professional, friendly, and caring staff.

    Heidi H

  • Very friendly and welcoming staff.

    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Holistic approach to health and chiropeactic care.


  • he is AWESOME

    being a retired fireman I have had hip, neck and back issues for the past 30 years. I hadn't seen a Chiropractor in the last 10 years and was having some real issues. I started seeing Dr. Hulbert in October 2014. I started feeling results within the first month. His passion and true care for his patience is amazing. I haven't felt this good, forever! he is AWESOME. Due to the progress I have made my wife, son and daughter all are seeing Dr. Hulbert and they too are feeling great. What a difference he has made in our lives, he is the only one I will trust with our Chiropractic care.

    Greg S

  • Very efficient and professional.

    Very efficient and professional. Looking forward to getting a few things taken care of for my overall health. The only downside is not submitting claims to my insurance company.


  • Thank you, Dr. Hubert!!

    Turning 65 I assumed my stiffness and lack of flexibility was to be my future. Luckily I visited Dr. Russell Hubert ! After only a month I have improved immensely ! Thank you, Dr. Hubert!!


  • Very professional staff and just fun to visit.

    I have to say best service, very professional staff and just fun to visit. Crazy to say about seeing the Dr. but I am feeling great. Thanks!

    David W

  • I am impressed by his attention to detail

    Absolutely great - Dr. Russell is personable and WELL versed in his knowledge and care. I am impressed by his attention to detail, his pre-adjustment study and his care plan. Lucy is very kind and always ready to answer any questions. Ease of scheduling is terrific. I'd highly recommend this office. After a winter of limping around, I'm getting back quicker than I imagined would be possible.

    Daurice J

  • I love coming here!

    I love coming here! They are very professional and friendly - they just make you feel very welcome and the treatments work. They are very sensitive to your pain and try very hard not to make your pain worse.

    Lynda C

Five Non-Medicinal Ways Chiropractic Care Offers Healing forĀ  Children with Behavior Issue

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Chiropractic care goes far beyond just helping people to feel better physically. Studies have also shown that chiropractic care for children with learning impairments and behavioral issues can be extremely effective at helping them live a better more fulfilled life.

 The increase of mental health diagnoses across the US are staggering. Recent surveys asked parents whether their child received an ADD/ADHD diagnosis from a health care provider. The results show that…

  • Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as of 2011.

  • 4 million US. Children are taking prescription medication.

  • Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

  • The average age of ADD/ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADD/ADHD were diagnosed earlier.

  • Prevalence of ADD/ ADHD diagnosis varied substantially by state, from a low of 5.6% in Nevada to a high of 18.7% in Kentucky.

  • Adults between 29 and 39 fill 14 million prescriptions for ADD/ADHD each month

ADD/ADHD and Medication

Some healthcare providers feel the drugging of children for ADD/ADHD has become an epidemic. Some feel that too many children have received a prescription for stimulant medication. Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in young children are normal behavior patterns. If these behaviors (not symptoms) become excessive then seek help, not a quick fix they suggest.

There may be other underlying causes such as nutrition, family environment, school or social stresses, which could be addressed first. The science behind food’s effects on behavior is still quite new. However, everyone can agree that certain foods do affect behavior. 

For example, caffeine can increase alertness, chocolate affect mood and alcohol can totally change behavior. Nutritional deficiencies can also affect behavior. One study concluded that taking a supplement of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals led to a significant reduction in antisocial behavior, compared to a placebo Vitamin and mineral supplements can also reduce antisocial behavior in children, and poly-unsaturated fatty acids have been shown to decrease violence. Since foods and supplements have been shown to influence behavior, it seems plausible that they could also affect ADD/ ADHD symptoms, which are largely behavioral. For this reason, a good amount of nutrition research has looked into the effects of foods and supplements on ADD/ADHD.

ADD/ADHD Medication Caution

Caution and research are recommended for giving Ritalin and Adderall to children for ADD/ADHD. Never be afraid to ask for a second opinion. There is no means of certainty of the magnitude of long term effects of ADD/ADHD medication. There is also some evidence these medications may affect children’s social and creative development.

The CDC reports that in 2012, about 11% of US children ages 4-17 had been diagnosed with ADHD. More than half of those children are taking some sort of medication to “control” their ADHD. This is the highest number of kids living with an ADHD diagnosis, and many believe that the majority of these kids are misdiagnosed and very overmedicated.

Whether your child has been diagnosed with or medicated for ADHD or not, children are notorious for having little self-control or impulse control, being easily distracted, acting restless. But when these tendencies are excessive and long-lasting, they can seriously take away from the child’s wellbeing, education, and social development. Medicating for these concerns is not a long-term fix, nor is it really even a solution at all. The medications simply reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity while increasing concentration. They offer no help at actually improving the child’s ability to control poor behavior or ADHD tendencies without the medication, and they come with their fair share of risks and side effects, including decreased appetite, insomnia, and substance abuse risks.

Chiropractic Treatment and Behavior Disorders

The main idea behind chiropractic care in ADD/ADHD treatment is that it restores the optimal function of the nerve system. According to the Grey’s Anatomy textbook, “All functions of the body are controlled by the nervous system.” ADD/ ADHD is a known central nervous system disorder. Gentle spinal adjustments and therapies are typically performed while under chiropractic care. Many patients and parents of patients have reported improvements in their children’s diagnosed ADD/ADHD symptoms and behaviors.

The Positive Effects of Chiropractic on Your Child’s Behavior

  1. Calms a hyperactive mind and energizes a depressed mind.

  2. Improves cognitive ability (ability to THINK more clearly).

  3. Decreases the adverse effects of stress.

  4. Improves nerve system function and the individual nerve’s ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.

  5. Increases energy, vitality and improves sleep.

As parents, we all want what’s best for our kids. We want them to do well in school, have a healthy social life, and grow up to be the best adult they can be. We do our best to love them, teach them, and keep them healthy, but what happens when our best efforts simply aren’t enough? Every parent knows there is no perfect parent, but sometimes another issue is contributing to our child’s poor grades, lack of motivation, social discomfort, and apparent love of disobedience.

Chiropractic Is a Long-Term Solution for Behavior Problems

ADHD and other behavior problems are most commonly associated with the reticular activating system, or the attention center of the brain. Scientists learned in the 1990s that brains have plasticity, meaning they can change and grow, provided that they’re given the opportunity. Charlotte chiropractors remove misalignments in the spine that are causing miscommunications with the nervous system and the rest of the body. A chiropractic adjustment will align the spine properly, normalizing brain function and encouraging proper function of all parts of the brain, including the parts that control impulses, activity, reasoning, and more. Chiropractic seeks to create a balance between both sides of the body and all hemispheres of the brain, leading to proper brain development and better behavior and wellbeing for the individual under chiropractic care.

Chiropractic doesn’t just help those with ADHD, either. Kids with learning disabilities, dyslexia, sensory integration problems, irritability, nervousness, coordination issues, and more can all benefit from the benefits of chiropractic care. When kids are given the opportunity to thrive—and their body supports that opportunity by functioning effectively and developing properly—there is nothing they cannot achieve.

Countless case studies have been done to prove the efficacy of chiropractic care in children with learning impairments and behavioral issues. While new case studies are being completed regarding this topic, several from many decades ago are still showing their relevance in the world of chiropractic and in helping parents give their kids their best shot at a happy, healthy, and successful life.

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