As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, CA, I have helped quite a few pregnant women find relief from their aches and pains as they go through their pregnancies. Recently, expectant mothers have expressed a desire to ensure proper spinal alignment in the hope that it will lower the risk of their child developing autism. The the causes of autism are varied and still being researched. However, there are ways in which upper cervical chiropractic care can help with overall health and wellbeing.

Autism prevents children from socializing properly. Those with autism have difficulty with processing sensory input and with interacting with their surroundings. According to research, genetics is one factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can begin to develop during weeks 10 to 24 of a woman’s pregnancy. In addition to genetics, the environment also plays a big role, particularly with stress due to illness or toxins that the mother encounters during her pregnancy. 

Stress During Pregnancy

The stress that is mentioned here is not the typical kind of stress that someone experiences after a hard day at work. The pregnancy stress mentioned here is physical stress due to a severe illness or exposure to toxins that the woman’s body has to deal with during the pregnancy. If this stress is endured during the second or third trimester, it can affect the baby’s brain development. 

For this reason, expectant mothers need to keep themselves healthy during pregnancy. Upper cervical chiropractic care can be one part of a mother’s care team for her pregnancy.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Any time the top two vertebrae move out of their correct positions, the brainstem endures unnecessary pressure. In turn, this affects the proper function of the central nervous system. As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, I help my patients achieve improved function of their central nervous system through gentle and precise upper cervical adjustments. I use diagnostic imaging and other exam results to assess each patient’s situation and develop an individualized plan of care.  

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant and are curious about how upper cervical chiropractic can help your current health situation, you can schedule a complementary consultation by calling Advanced Spinal Care at (650) 595-0500 or by filling out the website’s contact form.

how-a-healthy-spine-can-help-avoid-autismWhen it comes to autism, the most commonly asked question is whether genetics or one’s environment plays the primary role in causing it. So far, research has confirmed that both can have a significant part in the development of autism. In 40% of cases, inherited genes have been shown to play a big role. But one thing to keep in mind is that during the months in utero while the fetus is developing and growing, the environment (such as nutrition, exposure to toxins, etc.) can affect the genetic details of the child and could trigger autism.

Children with autism are unable to process and understand their surroundings the way people normally do. It seems that a vital time of genetic development occurs somewhere in the 10-24 weeks period of gestation. This would be the time the possibility of autism being triggered would be the most likely. Another important window of time is anywhere from newborn up to age 6, during which multiple factors could influence the body and brain, leading to autism.

If the baby is unable to process his or her environment properly while in the womb, it could mean a delay of growth and slowed maturing. The outcome of this kind of situation could be stunted social functions in the future. What factors could cause this to happen? One of the major causes would be high experiences of stress on the mother of the baby. This could be from illness or an infection the mother experienced during pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters, which are important times for the baby’s health.

How a Healthy Spine Can Help with Autism

An important factor when it comes to the health of baby and mom is having a properly functioning central nervous system and brainstem. This can be achieved and checked by reaching out to an upper cervical chiropractor for help. If the upper bones of the neck have a slight misalignment of even ¼ of a millimeter, it could interrupt the communication between the brain and the body because the misaligned vertebrae put pressure on the brainstem. This can also compromise the immune system. For individuals who have had a history of any type of head or neck trauma, it is highly recommended that they come in for an upper cervical examination. By having your spinal misalignment corrected, you will be taking an important step toward a happier and healthier mom and baby while reducing the risk of autism caused by spinal misalignment.

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autism-one-girls-story-and-positive-outcomeAutism does not discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time, no matter their race, social standing, or where they live. In fact, 1 out of every 68 children get autism and is found more often in boys than in girls. If you are a parent, the last thing you want to hear is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. But, don’t lose hope. There are many successful stories of children with autism greatly improving after receiving care from an upper cervical chiropractor. Let’s look at just one example.

One Girl’s Experience with Autism

A 3-year-old girl was suffering from headaches and other issues. She was experiencing epilepsy, behavioral problems, acid reflux, vomiting, developmental delays, and problems getting sleep. She had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after she met 5 of the criteria in the Modified Checklist for Autism. Her mother decided to bring her to see an upper cervical chiropractor in order to try to improve her condition.

Her medical history stated she was born prematurely weighing only 2 pounds, 5 ounces. She was born at 28 weeks and had to remain in the hospital ICU for 6 weeks. She came home using oxygen because she was diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Upon examination by the chiropractor, it was discovered that she had tenderness in her neck and spine area. It was determined that she did have a misalignment in the bones of her upper neck. The chiropractor gave her an adjustment and within 10 days her parents noticed a big improvement in her head pain, posture, bowel movements, behavioral issues, and eating habits. After 24 days, her parents described her as still making major progress. After 244 days, her parents very gladly reported the majority of her symptoms were gone and she was much more verbal. She was showing no evidence of a relapse.

How Does Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Help?

By correcting a misalignment in the upper neck, the stress being put on the brainstem is relieved. This is often all that is needed to see an end to symptoms of autism and other behavioral issues.

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Autism, Autistic, Healthy SpineThe cerebellum is located at the lower back of the brain and has the responsibility of controlling motor skills. For signals to reach the neocortex – the largest part of the brain – they must first go through the cerebellum as it also is in charge of processing external and internal information. One can come to the conclusion that if the cerebellum is damaged, signals going to the brain will be distorted or confused.

In order for children to grow and perceive the world around them, proper messages must reach the brain. If the cerebellum has endured injury, the child will not receive the right signals about surrounding stimuli. Growth and maturity, therefore, may not develop at the normal rate. Other parts of the brain also become hindered from developing and growing in the correct way, referred to as developmental diaschisis. This explains why children with autism often have difficulty with verbally expressing themselves.

How Upper Cervical Care Helps with Autism

The central nervous system must be functioning at its best to help a child diagnosed with autism. S=Via the nervous system, signals are sent to vital body organs to help them work properly. This system of communication must remain unhindered.

If a misalignment has occurred in one of the top bones of the neck, communication can be delayed. This type of misalignment might occur during childbirth, as a result of a fall, or from any kind of head or neck injury. The way that a child interprets the world and processes information may thus be changed.

Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CAlifrnia, we strive to help children with autism restore the communication process in their body. We do this by using a gentle method to realign the bones of the neck that does require us to pop or crack the spine. Once communication is restored to normal, the negative effects of cerebellar dysfunction may begin to heal, leading to a positive outcome.

 

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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?

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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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 https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Autism, ASD, AutisticA Growing Problem

We are in the midst of a worldwide Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) epidemic, 1 out of every 150 children are affected. Upper cervical chiropractic approaches such as NUCCA can offer hope. A recent case study by Dr. Borkhuis indicates the tremendous results of a 3-year-old girl suffering with autism related symptoms, including acid reflux, vomiting and seizures.

A Thirty five month old girl presented into Dr. Borkhuis's office with the chief complaint of head pain. She also had a variety of other complaints all seemingly related to the autism spectrum disorder. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks weighing 2 lbs., 5 oz. and after struggling for 2 years with the child's seemingly abnormal behavior and significant developmental delays the parents decided to take her in for a thorough developmental evaluation. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers was administered and 5 critical items were failed.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Upper cervical chiropractic care was administered to the patient over a course of time and she had a complete resolution of the head pain, acid reflux, vomiting, frequent waking up during the night, and significant improvements in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifestations; calm behavior, increased eye contact, happier demeanor, improved attitude, and an initiation to sound out words.

After 5 months, the patient did not relapse in any of these areas. It was reported by her preschool teachers that she had a significant increase in focus and attention; as well. As more interest in toys, books, and playing more quietly.

The following two months, the patient experienced a significant relapse in acid reflux, vomiting, and waking up during the night presumably because she was not under chiropractic care. After resuming care, the acid reflux symptoms were resolved again within two weeks.

She continues to progress greatly neurologically as is evident with a significantly increased vocabulary, continued improvement in attention and focus, and complete lack of epileptic episodes.

Children with acid reflux, autism, seizures and other neurological conditions should be evaluated for a possible birth injury in the upper neck that is resulting in these symptoms.

Upper Cervical care is safe, gentle and effective at correcting these underlying upper neck problems and getting to the cause of a variety of different issues.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

Request a free consultation

Want to hear from people like you? Check out our reviews here.
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 https://bayareanuccacare.com/

A Growing Problem

child autisim A recent case study by Dr. Borkhuis indicates the tremendous results of a 3-year-old girl suffering with autism related symptoms, including acid reflux, vomiting and seizures.

A Thirty five month old girl presented into Dr. Borkhuis's office with the chief complaint of head pain. She also had a variety of other complaints all seemingly related to the autism spectrum disorder. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks weighing 2 lbs., 5 oz. and after struggling for 2 years with the child's seemingly abnormal behavior and significant developmental delays the parents decided to take her in for a thorough developmental evaluation. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers was administered and 5 critical items were failed.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Upper cervical chiropractic care was administered to the patient over a course of time and she had a complete resolution of the head pain, acid reflux, vomiting, frequent waking up during the night, and significant improvements in the ASD manifestations; calm behavior, increased eye contact, happier demeanor, improved attitude, and an initiation to sound out words.

After 5 months, the patient did not relapse in any of these areas. It was reported by her preschool teachers that she had a significant increase in focus and attention; as well. As more interest in toys, books, and playing more quietly.

The following two months, the patient experienced a significant relapse in acid reflux, vomiting, and waking up during the night presumably because she was not under chiropractic care. After resuming care, the acid reflux symptoms were resolved again within two weeks.

She continues to progress greatly neurologically as is evident with a significantly increased vocabulary, continued improvement in attention and focus, and complete lack of epileptic episodes.

Children with acid reflux, autism, seizures and other neurological conditions should be evaluated for a possible birth injury in the upper neck that is resulting in these symptoms.
NUCCA care is safe, gentle and effective at correcting these underlying upper neck problems and getting to the cause of a variety of different issues.
To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

Request a free consultation

Want to hear from people like you? Check out our reviews here.

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 https://bayareanuccacare.com/.

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