Chiropractic Care and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism spectrum disorders include many neuro-developmental disorders such as autism, Asperger syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified. "An estimated 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States." (Facts About Autism, autismspeaks.com). From autismspeaks.com, "there is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism... Most cases of autism, however, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development." Chiropractic can help those affected by an autism spectrum disorder in better processing all of the sensory information that they receive from the world, as well as helping with gastrointestinal and sleep issues that are often associated with autism.
"Chiropractic has helped my 10-year-old daughter manage her autism symptoms. She sleeps better and has improved emotional control. If we accidentally miss a week, I can instantly see a difference in her mood. Regular care is such a huge part of her functioning at her best."
-- Robin F.