Autism and Chiropractic: What’s the Connection?

Austin TX Chiropractor Swanson Chiropractic Autism

Is Chiropractic for Neck and Back Pain?

When most people think of chiropractic, they think of the spine and neck and back conditions.

While chiropractic is great at helping people with those problems, the reason it gets such great results has to do more with the nervous system than the spine. Our nervous systems orchestrate and are involved in every function of the human body.

Chiropractors are Nerve Doctors

The only reason chiropractors are so interested in the spine is because it was discovered over 100 years ago that common shifts in spinal position known as vertebral subluxation, can negatively impact the function of the nervous system and therefore our health and wellbeing.

Chiropractic and Autism?

When it comes to neurodevelopemental conditions such as autism, a clear connection between the brain and body is crucial to the development and optimum functioning of those diagnosed with the condition. Chiropractic is not to be viewed or considered to be a cure for those conditions, but instead seen as a method of removing the neurological stress caused by these spinal shifts.

The neurological changes produced through chiropractic care are actually quite complex. To learn more about how chiropractic care can improve the quality of life of children diagnosed with autism, visit our page which describes the process in more depth and has a video that goes into more detail.