autistic girl

What does chiropractic have to do with ASD?

Simply put, in autism, there is increased ‘noise’ going into the brain because of nervous system overload.  Think of it like drinking from a fire hydrant – the brain is trying to process too much, too fast.  With treatment, we are able to improve the flow of sensory input into the brain.  The brain and the body then able to work together correctly and ‘re-wire’ itself to perceive it’s environment correctly.

Autistic kid

To say that one must live with autism for the rest of their lives is simply not true.  It only takes one white crow to prove that not all crows are black.

The single greatest thing you can do for your child right now is have them evaluated.  Request an appointment today.

What is autism?

Autism is NOT a disease. It is a condition thats title has been given to 1 in 50 children today. Clearly, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is becoming more and more common.

Why the increase in autism rates?

It is believed that autism rates are rising because of the better diagnostic abilities and grasp on the definition. However, it is important to consider this: If our diagnostic criteria has allowed us to find and detect autism better, where are the autistic adults? Why are we not seeing such a dramatic rise in adults diagnosed as autistic? Things to think about…

How do I know if my child is autistic?

The diagnostic criteria for autism is very vague; it is mostly defined by difficulty communicating and forming relationships. If the thought, or concern, that your child might be autistic has even crossed your mind, the best thing you can do is have him/her evaluated at our office. There is no obligation to do anything further than the exam, but we will give our best recommendation on how to move forward. The answer to helping kids with autism is not prescription medication.  These drugs have damaging and lasting effects on the brain.

What are the causes of autistic behavior?

It’s hard to say what might be altering your child’s behavior without a thorough evaluation. Commonly we see abnormal spinal changes that impact the messages to the brain, increased environmental stresses, and dietary factors. We specialize in pinpointing the cause of each individual case, because no two kiddos are alike.

Autism – What to do now

The Center of Disease Control states that there are no medications that can cure autism, which is without a doubt true. The medicines prescribed simply mask the symptoms. But there is still hope. Yes, when someone has been labeled autistic doesn’t mean that they will forever be autistic. With a thorough evaluation we can pinpoint the causes behind the diagnosis of autism and give you answers to questions you’ve had for so long.  The single greatest thing you can do for your child right now is have them evaluated. Bring them in to our Boise office. We are just off Eagle road near the Meridian & Boise, border.  Request an appointment today.