How Chiropractic Care can help with Autism/ADHD

Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial to help ease the recurring symptoms of Autism and ADHD through chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and nutrition. The goal of chiropractic care is to relieve frustrating symptoms in a safe, non-invasive way to ensure a comfortable environment for those affected.

Although the cause of Autism and ADHD is unknown, with both there are neurological components, and Dr. Palmer and Dr. Campbell check the nervous system first and foremost during each adjustment. More specifically, there are two components of the nervous system, one involving relaxation and the other involving stress reaction.

The doctors at Flint Hills Family Chiropractic can work to influence the relaxation component to help kids who feel over-stimulated on a regular basis.

Exercises help to promote whole-body coordination, and this is beneficial considering children affected by ADHD tend to show symptoms of clumsiness, and exercise is important for these kids to connect the left and right brain to provide them with more success in their everyday movements. A specific technique that is helpful for kids to practice is Cross crawling, the act of practicing the connection between the left and right brain by exercising the opposite leg and arm. This is essential to strengthen the connectivity between the left and right brain.

Nutrition is essential for everyone to consider, but more specifically for kids with these diagnoses considering there are often food sensitivities that exacerbate their symptoms of ADHD and Autism. The overall goal is to help these kids holistically through adjustments, exercise and nutrition to live a more comfortable, relaxing lifestyle.

Lauren Palmer