My kind, funny, musically-talented and holistic-chiropractic-care-loving patient Joe stopped by for his treatment last week here at Synergy Chiropractic. Joe is very much in tune with his body, and we always have a good time together helping his body to function optimally from a structural, biochemical/nutritional, and emotional/mental place.
Joe has high-functioning autism, meaning he is at the milder end of the autism spectrum. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges with social interaction and communication. Symptoms range from mild to severe. There is a wide range of causes and contributors to autism, including genetic factors, immune system stressors, neurological imbalances, environmental neurotoxins and chemical pollutants, food sensitivities, emotional stressors, and more.
With holistic chiropractic kinesiology, we can work on all of these factors. With Joe, I treat him as I would any other patient, using muscle testing to prioritize his particular treatment needs.
We assess the presence of spinal misalignments and correct them via chiropractic manipulation, pelvic blocking, activator methods, and more. This increases functioning of the brain and nervous system and eliminates interference in neurological signaling. The central nervous system controls every organ and function of the body, and since chiropractic greatly affects the nervous system, it can positively affect all bodily functions. We assess and work on any biochemical factors such as infections, toxins, heavy metals, electromagnetic disturbances, food sensitivities, and more, and help to reduce them and their effects in the body. We also do some mind/body work to address any negative effects that the mind and any emotional stressors may have on the body’s performance and functioning.
At first, Joe was apprehensive before I would perform an adjustment. However, we have had the opportunity to develop a strong confidence bond and Joe knows how much adjustments bring him relief. And his smile, when I’m done, is priceless!
Joe is so in tune with his body, that towards the end of our session together, he goes through his own inventory and flags any particular issues that still need some care. A true team effort between doctor and patient!
I love working with kids and teens, and I truly enjoy working with Joe and his mother! Joe is a wonderful patient, who strives to make changes in his life to increase his health and overall well-being, changes that are synergistic to our treatments here in the office.
Joe is a great example that chiropractic care can greatly help quality of life in any patient with autism, and support them as they strive to increase their ability to live a rich and happy life.