How Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Austism in Children

September 19, 2014

As a spectrum disorder, autism can range from mild to severe with symptoms affecting social interaction, communication, motor coordination and more. With an increase in the past 20 years of more than 600 percent, autism now affects nearly one in every 110 children born.

chiropractic care for autism

Health professionals are exploring the effects of chiropractic care on autism to learn more about the disorder and to improve the lives of those affected by it. Since it’s thought to be a neurological issue, chiropractic seems a natural fit for alleviating symptoms. In one study published in “Clinical Chiropractic,” 26 children with autism were given targeted spinal adjustments over the course of nine months. All of the children showed improvement in some areas, including reflexes, sensations, range of motion and overall health. Many of the children were taken off of medications for their symptoms and showed improvement in bowel and bladder control, hyperactivity, aggression and verbal communication. Five of the 26 children were placed in regular classrooms for the first time in their lives.

Lasting roughly 15 minutes, an appointment for an autistic child may include deep pressure, neurological feedback and neurotransmission adjustments. The main focus will be on the neck area since this is where the vital communication line of the nervous system is located. In one testimonial, a mother of a boy suffering from autism talks about how a chiropractor used massage, neck and spine adjustments to help her son. Within a short period, her son began to communicate spontaneously and was interacting socially within a couple of months of beginning chiropractic care.

The bottom line in chiropractic care for children with autism is this — if subluxations are causing nerve interference, removing them can only benefit your child. Call 800.775.7900, or contact a representative at Chiropractic Lifecare of America today to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on chiropractic care.

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