You may already know that chiropractic care from a Memphis chiropractor helps the body recover from stress and pain. You may also be aware that it boosts the body’s immune functions. It’s a well-known fact that plenty of conditions can be treated with chiropractic care, but did you know that autism can be one of them?
“A recent case study reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggests that chiropractic adjustments can help reverse and prevent autism and issues related to the autism spectrum. The patient was an adopted three-year-old girl who was born at 28 weeks weighing 2 pounds, 5 ounces by a woman who had a history of prior drug abuse. After two years of abnormal behavior and receiving multiple “autism” diagnoses from medical doctors, her parents decided to take her in for a thorough developmental evaluation. Five critical items were failed: social/emotional, communication, cognitive, adaptive/self-help and sensory.
The child’s parents brought her to a local chiropractor, presenting with a cocktail of horrible symptoms including common neurological autism manifestations, unrelenting headaches, acid reflux, vomiting, sleeplessness and seizures. Subluxation-based specific chiropractic care was performed on the patient, which resulted in complete resolution of her headaches, acid reflux, vomiting and sleeplessness within one month.”
The above is an excerpt from a Natural News article detailing how chiropractic care helped a little girl with autism. The benefits didn’t stop there; according to the article, improvements were also seen in the girl’s behavior, demeanor, vocabulary, and focus. Complete lack of epileptic episodes was also reported. How is this possible, you may ask? To understand how chiropractic care can treat autism, it’s best to first understand how autism works.
What is autism?
Autism is a condition characterized by repetitive behavior and difficulty in verbal and nonverbal interaction. The condition is said to be the result of a neurological disorder that affects normal brain function, thereby hampering the development of a child’s communication skills. According to health care professionals, autism typically presents itself within the first three years of a child’s life.
How can chiropractic care be used to treat autism?
A chiropractic adjustment allow chiropractors to manipulate a patient’s spine, which benefits the nervous system. Autism is a neurological condition and chiropractic adjustments encourage better communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body, thus relieving or alleviating conditions such as autism.
With continuous studies on chiropractic care breaking new ground, who knows what other conditions scientists will be able to treat next? In the meantime, you can rest assured that when you visit a Memphis chiropractor from practices like Chiropractic-Memphis, you’ll receive the treatment and care that will help you live the healthiest life possible.
(Source: Chiropractic adjustments shown to reverse autism in three-year old girl, Natural News, Jan. 03, 2014)