Do you have a child that is on the spectrum for autism or has other special needs? Are you aware that chiropractic treatment with an experienced chiropractor like Dr. Knight can help alleviate some of the symptoms, allow the child a more restful sleep and help the child be able to focus better?
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
In a 2014 study, the CDC estimated 1 in 68 kids have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and all causes of ASD are not known. ASD is a developmental disability that can cause challenges with communication, socializing, and behavioral problems. These challenges will vary with each individual and can range anywhere from severe challenges to a gifted child.
A child diagnosed with ASD thrives in a structured environment as a schedule helps eliminate anxiety caused by changes to their routine. Signs of ASD begin to appear early in childhood and last through adulthood. Currently, there is no cure for ASD, though it has been proven that intervention services can improve a child’s development.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Dr. Knight is focused on finding the underlying problems that cause autistic symptoms. He uses a specialized adjustment technique called the OTZ method that allows him to adjust specific joints that will improve the nervous system and bring out the body’s natural healing abilities. With regular treatments, he can restore to the body a properly functioning nervous system, a balanced gastrointestinal function, and allow the child a more restful sleep.
Parents of autistic children who receive regular treatments with Dr. Knight have seen improvements in their child’s behavior, communication and social skills. They highly recommend seeking treatment from Dr. Knight to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with autism and other special needs.
The video below explains one patient’s experience in getting treatment for his autism. If your child is also on the spectrum, call Dr. Knight today to find out how chiropractic care for special needs children can benefit your family!