Over the past decade, the diagnosis of autism is rising rapidly. The latest statistics show that one in every 50 children has some form of autism. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects social interaction, communication and imagination. Even though the exact cause of this disease is unknown, many link it to genetics; however environmental factors and hormonal imbalances may also be involved. There is a wide range of types of autism, from severe disability to a mild problem with interaction with others.
If you are a parent or family member of an autistic child, you know how exhausting it can be running your child to multiple doctor appointments, getting multiple opinions that are ending with disappointments. I’m here to tell you, there is hope. It is time to take your child’s health and well-being into your own hands. There are several alternative health care options available to you but the most beneficial one is bringing your child to a chiropractor. The newest research is revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system, and the brain. Dr. Nicholas Marini, DC, PH.D. Microbiologist, Chiropractor states “basic science research shows that the proper development of the brain relies heavily on proper structure and movement of the spine from an early age.”
A chiropractor is the only Doctor/Profession that deals specifically with the brain and spinal cord communication, known as the Central Nervous System. The brain is the main communication hub, which sends signals down the spine and out tiny nerves to communicate to your organs, tissues, and cells. When there are misalignments or abnormal movement in the spine, the amount of communication getting to its source is diminished. Neurobehavioral disorders such as autism is related to how the entire body communicates with the brain and the most critical area for this is the spine. The goal of the chiropractor for an autistic child is to perform gentle adjustments to help realign the spine and take stress off the nervous system. The adjustment does not cure autism; in fact they don’t cure anything. They allow the body to function at its most optimal level, without nerve interference. This allows the body to work at its full potential and improve the quality of life within you.
Chiropractic care is an extremely effective treatment option for the autistic. When combined with a healthy diet and the right supplementation of vitamins, the results are often surprising. Chiropractic is a safe and comfortable method for everyone.
Dr. Megan Socha, DC