“Nathan first came to see Dr. Opal and Dr. Michael after we heard about Upper Cervical Chiropractic for autism symptoms. He was four years old at the time and my landlord gave us a flyer describing how Upper Cervical Chiropractic had been shown to help with autism. I’ll admit that I wondered what in the world chiropractic care had to do with autism”, reports Nathan’s mom.
As of 2016 the prevalence of autism in youth in the United States is 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls (Autism.com). With autism rates on the rise there is a scurry to find natural solutions to the problem. Many parents are looking for methods outside of medication, which might bring some hope, and even shed some light on the cause(s) of autism in their child specifically.
While the exact cause of Autism Spectrum disorders hasn’t yet been identified, we do know that the disorder impacts the brain’s ability to process information by affecting how the nerve cells link up and organize which in turn influences all areas of life, from mood and communication to physical behavior. According to studies carried out by Psycho Educational and Guidance services, Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is 20 to 40% more effective than the usual prescribed medications when it comes to reducing the symptoms commonly observed in an extensive range of Autism related behavioral and learning problems.
While upper cervical chiropractic doesn’t promise to treat all the symptoms, or the disorder itself, more and more studies are suggesting that it can provide significant changes in regards to some of its symptoms. (Atlas Spinal Care)
Nathan and his family talk about their experience with Autism and Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Autism
Nathan’s mom says, “we were willing to try anything to help our son! Nathan could never sit still, he was always sad or angry, and barely communicative. He would hit himself in the head and scream. He wasn’t able to let us know what was wrong or how we could help him. On our first visit, Dr. Garman explained that when the spine is in proper alignment, the body and brain work as they should. She explained how the nervous system relies on messages being sent via nerves and that Nathan’s nervous system experienced trauma somewhere along the way. Since starting care in 2009 Nathan has experienced wonderful changes! Throughout the years we have seen extraordinary improvement in his focus, ability to learn, emotional wellness, and his behavior! His being unable to communicate is a distant memory. He can finally talk (..and talk and talk), write, smile, hug and play! He gets to just be a kid!”
Here is what Nathan would like to say about Upper Cervical Chiropractic, “I really miss the old clinic, but I really do like this new place better. Thank you for helping me feel great!!”
One last word from Nathan’s family, “from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for working miracles in Nathan’s life!!! God Bless Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Tulsa!”
How is Upper Cervical Chiropractic effective against Autism symptoms?
Upper Cervical Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect, analyze, and remove a subluxation of the spine. A misalignment and a subluxation are not one and the same. The major difference is whether the nervous system is affected, we believe nervous system trauma to be a major contributing factor in autism.
A subluxation is a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae located near the brain stem, which impairs the ability of the brain and nervous system to properly function. A subluxation is a well-known cause of many health problems throughout the body. Because the body is unable to correct subluxations on its own, it requires an outside force. Upper Cervical Chiropractors use an instrument which delivers a gentle correction to only the cervical vertebrae, removing the subluxation altogether. This gentle force does not cure illnesses; it does, however, rehabilitate the nervous system from the inside out and allow the body to self-heal.