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Chiropractic care is not a treatment for autism or sensory challenges. Autism is seen as a neurological disorder. Chiropractic helps decrease nerve disturbance. Many have found chiropractic care to be a beneficial tool for their child who has been diagnosed with autism or any sensory challange.
Autism is becoming radically more and more common. The CDC stated that in the year 200 1 in 150 children were diagnosed. In 2010 the CDC stats show 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Today, statistics show 1 in 50 children are diagnosed with autism and continuing to rise. Why do you believe that this statistic is on the rise?
Having a child with Autism is expensive. An average cost of $17,000 more per year to care for a child with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) compared to a child without ASD. These costs include health care, special education, ASD-related therapy, family-coordinated services, and caregiver time. For a child with more severe diagnosis, costs per year increases to over $21,000. The total cost for society is near 9 billion dollars.
Chiropractic Care and Autism
At Family Roots Chiropractic we look at the body as a whole. Autism is not something we treat. We believe the expression of autism is a series of stressors. We call the stressors the “3 T’s.” These are categorized into toxins, traumas, and thoughts. In our office we look at all the stressors which could be contributing to neurological challenges. We understand autism spectrum disorder is not a simple or easy diagnosis to understand. Dr. Ashley is here to help you understand why your child is expressing autism.