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Can A Chiropractor Help My Son With ASD?

Can A Chiropractor Help My Son With ASD?

My MIL told me her chiropractor has a 9 year old patient that is coming for therapy for his autism. She says he was having trouble with wetting his pants during the day and focus and has improved in both areas. Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this? Our son has ASD and has trouble with focus.

Thanks,

Amy

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Many years ago, my wife and I started chiropractic care for our then-11yo son with a hope of helping some tactile issues (he didn't like the feeling of his clothes and/or laundry detergent, etc) among a few other issues. I can't remember since its been a long time. The results were rather inconclusive but we did notice improvements in other area of his being. Inevitably, my wife started Chiropractic care (back and headaches), then my other children, and then me. We eventually stopped due to insurance/funding and general well-being (it worked for the most part).

My other son is becoming a Chiropractor now (heavy influence?) and there have been amazing leaps and bounds in practice care and fixing/adjusting various things to ease sensory issues. He will specialize in whole family health including (no doubt) children with ASD.

I'm a big proponent for Chiropractic care for obvious reasons but it is not a short-term solution; its a lifestyle that will be ongoing. I've restarted Chiropractic care due to knee replacement and back issues. My wife, too, has gone back. We are re-exploring this as an option for our adult son.

Not all Chiropractors are the same and not everyone gets the same amazing results. My DC son talks about so many wonderful cases from his teachers and other doctors with some amazing results. We're all very excited for having another "doctor" in the family to help with such awesome healthy care.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Neurofeedback is often helpful with focus....

posted about 3 years ago
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