The Role of the Cerebellum in the Development of Autism

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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