“I cried, because I just never expected him to win an award like this”
-Proud Mom

A recent study in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health may help shed some light on how chiropractic care can address behavioral symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The case series describes how chiropractic care affects the “social engagement” system of the vagus nerve. Improper function of this nerve can cause difficulties in gaze, interpretation of human voice, facial expressions, and head gestures in children with autism.

By analyzing and correcting the cause of nerve interference from subluxation, the children not only saw improvement in those areas, but also bedwetting, picky eating, constipation, auditory/processing tasks, motor skills, and spatial awareness — one child even won a “Most Improved Student” award!

If you know a parent of you are a parent of an autistic child, consider chiropractic as an safe effective treatment.  Our very own Airdrie chiropractor is experienced and skilled at explaining the process before providing gentle neurological adjustments to children.   The specific care provided is very unique as compared to traditional chiropractic.  The adjustment consists of very precise pressure  on the usually effected upper cervical spine; the force used would be compared to the pressure one would use to test a ripe tomato.  

It is easy to get caught up in the world of prescription medications, especially if your child is suffering, but there are drug free non-invasive ways now to get help.  At Atlas Family Chiropractic our team is here to help answer your questions and serve you.  Please feel free to contact us today.  Call (403) 945-9450 or email drglen@atlaschiroairdrie.com

Rubin, D., DC, H. Wilson, DC, and R. Harward, DC. “Improvement in Autistic Behaviors following Chiropractic Care: The Application of Polyvagal Theory and Its Relationship to Pediatric Chiropractic.” J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health 2016, no. 3 (August 11, 2016): 80-83.