Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be very difficult for families to manage. Some parents of children with ASD are turning to alternative treatments like chiropractic care in an effort to ease their child's symptoms. But does it work? Let's take a closer look.
A Growing trend
According to a recent study, the number of children receiving chiropractic care for ASD has increased dramatically in recent years. In fact, the use of chiropractic care among children with ASD has increased nearly tenfold since 2007. While there is no cure for ASD, many parents report that chiropractic care has helped their child in some way.
How Does It Work?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as each child with ASD is unique and will respond differently to treatment. However, Chiropractors use neurologically based Chiropractic adjustments that don't require any twisting, turning, cracking or popping. This allows better regulation of sensory information which helps their nervous system get out of the fight or flight sympathetic nervous system. Some parents report seeing an improvement in their child's sleep patterns, behavior, and overall health after starting chiropractic care.
Is It Safe?
Chiropractic care is absolutely safe for children of all ages. It is important to find a Chiropractor that is specifically trained to help with ASD. Several parents and families have reported that alternative treatments like chiropractic care have helped their child immensely in all areas of life.
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Dr. Henry Kornegay
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