Autism is a developmental disorder, which currently affects 1 out of 68 children. Boys are four to five times more likely to have autism than girls. While the exact cause for autism is not known, it is believed that genetic and environmental causes are the main culprits.
Autism symptoms include hyperactivity, attention problems, sleeping challenges, behavior problems, cognitive processing issues, and more. A lot of these symptoms fall under a category called sensory integration dysfunction (SID). SID’s involvement in nervous system is that the body does not receive the appropriate messages thus creating distorted responses. SID’s involves the tactile (feeling), vestibular (balancing), and proprioceptive (sense of where you are body position wise) systems. A lot of these symptoms and senses are controlled by the peripheral (PNS) and central nervous systems (CNS).
We here at Cornerstone Chiropractic of Hortonville can help alleviate the symptoms associated with autism. We can help decrease the excessive stress on the CNS and PNS. We treat subluxations or blockages of the body that lead to the above symptoms.
Subluxations create extra pressure on the CNS and often leave children in constant state of excitation sometimes referred to as the “fight or flight” response. This constant state of excitement has also been linked to infantile colic, ear infections, and digestive and immune system problems. Mostly because the body is wore out from always being over stimulated.
Other systems that may be affected by autism include the digestive and immune systems. With the extra stress of the constant fight or flight mentality caused from pressure on the CNS the body has the completely opposite effect on the digestive system. It basically slows the system to a crawl. Making bowel movements difficult along with increased cramping and inflammation. The immune system is also weakened leading to an increased chance of illness.
Therefore if your child has autism or any of these symptoms listed above bring them into Cornerstone Chiropractic of Hortonville so we can help their little bodies relax and function better.