Autism Spectrum Disorder and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Autism, ASD, ChildrenAutism Spectrum Disorder Is on the Rise

We are in the middle of a global Autism Spectrum Disorder epidemic, with a reported 1 out of 150 children being affected which also impacts their families. Numerous theories have been given as to why the world is encountering such an aggressive rise in the amount of children being effected today, including theories that range from birth injuries and vaccinations to environmental issues and genetics. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to pinpoint which of these factors serves as the actual root cause or whether they all play a part in the development of this challenging condition. Fortunately, there is one natural and highly effective treatment that has been proven to provide relief of autism symptoms; Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic

While the exact cause of Autism Spectrum disorders hasn’t yet been unidentified, 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. When you think about it, especially if you’ve ever had upper cervical chiropractic care for other health problems, it just makes sense that it would be an effective approach since Autism Spectrum disorders are also connected to the nervous system. Essentially upper cervical chiropractic aligns the top of the neck which, when it's out of alignment, disrupts the communication of the brain and body, a factor that plays a big part in Autism Spectrum disorder.

Another study that was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research stated that altered bio mechanics from misalignment of the upper spine leads to an imbalance in sensory feedback into both the cerebellum and cerebrum. Whenever nerve transmissions to the body's major interpreting and integrating areas of the brain is out of balance it leads to altered nerve reaction to environmental shifts. Combine this data with the theory that the only purpose of upper cervical care is to reestablish accurate nerve communication; it's easy to understand how this chiropractic technique can help in a number of instances.

An upper cervical chiropractor’s role isn't to cure or even treat Autism, its main objective is to aid the brain/body communication, helping the body function as it was intended to function. This is achieved by analyzing the vulnerable connection between the first bone, referred to as the Atlas and the brainstem, which is an important part of the neural communicating pathway. If we discover a problem with the upper neck, we specifically and gently put the spine back in place which frees up the nerve communication, thereby improving the body’s natural recuperative power, which in turn can relieve symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What to Do Next

For those who are seeking natural and drug free solutions for problems such as autism spectrum disorder, upper cervical chiropractic and other natural approaches offer a safe and gentle alternative to surgeries and prescription medications. Why not consult an upper cervical chiropractic specialist to see if your loved one can benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care?

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at

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