Kids' autism and chiropractic therapy

Posted in Pediatrics on Aug 30, 2022

Did you know that chiropractic therapy is one of the many forms of autism natural treatment? Some children with autism have been known to improve with this type of treatment. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects language, behavior, and social skills in development. The cause of autism is unknown, but some possible reasons include exposure to toxins, infections, inflammation, and leaky gut. 

What is autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD symptoms can be mild or severe, and they typically appear before the age of three. There is no one-size-fits-all autism treatment, but many children with ASD benefit from early intervention and specialized therapies.

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Autism symptoms and how chiropractic therapy can help

Chiropractic therapy is one of the many possible treatments for autism. It is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. While there is no cure for autism, some children with ASD have been known to improve with chiropractic therapy. There are many different types of treatments available for autism, and it is important for parents to learn about all the different options. Chiropractic therapy may help relieve some symptoms associated with autism, such as pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. It is important to speak with a doctor or chiropractor before starting any type of treatment for autism.

Autism Signs 

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Most parents notice changes in early childhood, often by 12 months of age. Other common signs of autism are:

  • a delay or lack of babbling by 12 months
  • a lack of gestures, such as pointing or waving, by 12 months
  • a lack of single words by 16 months
  • a delay or lack of two-word phrases by 24 months

These are just a few examples of some early signs of autism. If you notice any of these signs in your child, it's important to talk to your doctor. Early intervention is key when it comes to autism. And while there is no cure for autism, there are treatments and therapies that can help lessen the symptoms and improve the quality of life for those with autism and their families. One such therapy is chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care for autism is based on the premise that there is a relationship between the nervous system and the function of the body. And because autistic individuals often have sensory processing issues, chiropractors focus on treating the nervous system. One study found that after just eight weeks of chiropractic care, nearly 60% of autistic children showed significant improvements in their symptoms. And while more research is needed to confirm these findings, there's no doubt that chiropractic care can be a helpful addition to an autistic child's treatment plan.

Chiropractic benefits for kids with autism

Chiropractic care is an innovative alternative medicine that improves the function or communication between your spine and central nervous system, which then affects every single organ in your entire body. A chiropractor can help children with autism by improving neurological functions; this will alleviate symptoms such as overreacting when something alarming happens (frozen), being overly sensitive about certain sounds/ touchscreen actions, etc., and rigidity during behaviors often associated to mentalize better.

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Our doctors practice zone chiropractic technique, they do a very gentle approach to addressing the whole body. We know that chiropractic care cannot reverse autism, but we do treat children who have this condition as part of an overall holistic health program. Other natural treatments for autistic kids include a special diet and all-natural foods high in fruits and vegetables to help them feel better from the inside out! You could also speak with our doctor about detoxifying or getting more nutrients specifically targeted which may be beneficial if you're looking at alternative approaches outside traditional medicine.

In our office, you and your entire family are always very welcome. We are here to help you all the way. If you have questions you can Contact Us and schedule an appointment in our office and one of our chiropractic doctors will be very happy to answer.

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