While you may think you’ve tried everything under the sun for autism treatment, there is an option you may not have considered until now. When most people think of chiropractors, their thoughts turn to adjusting and manipulating your body into submission. However, there are a growing number of chiropractors specializing in chiropractic care for autism treatment.
Benefits of chiropractic care for autism treatment
Chiropractors focus on improving the function of the spine and nervous system, which, in turn improves the function of other systems found in the body. Recent studies show improvements in motor nerves associated with fine and gross motor skills. Studies also show chiropractic adjustments improve neurological function to help mood, social behavior, focus, and concentration.
How does chiropractic help treat symptoms of autism?
What does that mean for autism treatment? Simple. You have another treatment option for those you love- no matter where they fall on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher, and editor of the journal that published the study, said spinal adjustments are commonly used for treating asthma and ear infections, so using the same concept, spinal adjustments can also help with symptoms associated with autism.
A multidisciplinary approach
“We believe that working together, chiropractors, MDs, occupational therapists, and other health care providers will see results by managing the root cause(s) and not just the various symptoms presented by ASD children.” For a link to the story, click here.
Some researchers believe certain spinal misalignments called vertebral subluxations can result in problems with the nervous system and how the brain reacts to brain sensory information, especially those who experience autism. If nerves are disrupted, the resulting nerve damage can lead to neuroendocrine events that may cause ASD.
“If you damage or compress or otherwise interfere with the neurological structures in the spine, it can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research reports like this, we are finding that correcting the misalignments or abnormal motion associated with these spinal problems reduces the nerve interference and people experience improvement.”
OTZ for autism treatment
Another emerging chiropractic technique for autism treatment is called OTZ, a revolutionary way to help reduce the unique challenges of autistic children. With the OTZ treatment, autistic and broad spectrum children may enjoy a higher quality of life.
OTZ treatment focuses on realigning the base of a patient’s skull with the first vertebrae. When misaligned, normal functions such as breathing and sleeping suffer in quality. While a concern for anyone, those on the autism spectrum disorder may experience more severe effects. The OTZ adjustment offers relief to the area and can provide help for autistic children in a variety of ways.
Once adjusted properly, your child will breathe better and relax more effectively. This technique helps calm the natural fight-or-flight response, typically heightened in children with autism. He or she will enjoy a calmer, more peaceful mood. While not a cure for autism, autism treatments such as OTZ can provide relief and support for autistic and broad spectrum children.
Dr. Knight at True North Chiropractic & Wellness Center was taught how to implement the OTZ method by the world renowned chiropractor who developed the adjustment procedure, Dr. Francis Murphey of Dallas, Texas. Currently Dr. Knight is the only chiropractor in Utah specialized to administer the OTZ method. If you’ve tried every autism treatment available with no success, call Dr. Knight today for a free consultation and experience the difference the OTZ method can have on your child.