Chiropractic and Autism
Chiropractic and Autism is a touchy subject but we really feel it needs to be addressed here as a resource for parents looking for a solution. Parents of kids with autism or other spectrum related disorders have often tried almost everything else by the time they end up in our office. Hope for seeing real change may be fading but our experience is that we can see dramatic difference in these kids because of the specific neuro-structural approach we take. Check out this mom’s story about the changes she has seen with her 4-year old son since starting chiropractic care.
How does Chiropractic Address Autism?
Anyone with experience with a child with autism or other spectrum related disorder can tell you that the central nervous system is highly involved. So the best question we can ask is “how can chiropractic best support the nervous system of this autistic child or individual”. In autism and autism spectrum disorder the can be many factors. Attention issues, social and behavioural issues, issues with sleep, hyperactivity, ADD or ADHD. The connection and balance in the central nervous system brain and spinal cord is where we start the process.
In our office we test for balance, connection and function of the central nervous system to find out where imbalance is. A thorough examination and the use of the best technology for the tests we do are the key to unlocking the puzzle. Every individual is different and the results of the testing we do allow us to figure out how to best restore balance and connection of the nervous system. The neuro-structural or tonal approach is very specific and also extremely gentle. Parents are often surprised to see how gentle the chiropractic adjustment is. When dealing with an autistic child’s developing nervous systems the adjustment is compared to a software upgrade with often dramatic results.
If you would like to learn more you can read some of the research and case studies here. For specific information on your case please contact us by clicking on the banner below or through our website.