ASD, Autistic, AutismAutism

Diagnosed cases of autism spectrum disorder are on the rise. In fact, more than 1 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What is the cause for more and more frequent cases of autism? Many different reasons have been presented. Some have blamed the trend on vaccinations, others on birth injuries, and some even claim the causes are environmental –  due to pollution. While the real reason may be any or all of these issues and more, the fact is that there is one approach that is often overlooked, and that is upper cervical chiropractic. If your child suffers from an autism spectrum disorder, can upper cervical chiropractic care really be the natural and drug-free solution that you have been looking for? Read on to learn more.


Upper Neck Injuries

Head and neck injuries are unfortunately common during birth. When the C1 and C2 vertebrae are affected, this can cause many and varied results. Some have experienced headaches, colic, acid reflux, or jaw problems as a result. Others have experienced ADHD, bed wetting, or autism spectrum disorders. This isn’t to say that upper cervical chiropractic is a cure all. Far from it. But the fact is that studies have shown significant health benefits in all of these different areas. The secret is addressing the ultimate cause of the problems, rather than simply relieving the symptoms themselves which is what most modern medical facilities do using prescription drugs and surgeries.

Head and neck injures, whether received at birth or later on in life, can result in problems with the nervous system. This is because the two uppermost vertebrae are found right where the brain stem meets the spinal cord. This area affects the way that the entire body communicates. Thus, injuries can result in a full spectrum of different disorders and conditions.

Recent studies, show that patients receive 4 times the benefits when that chiropractic care is focused on the C1 and C2 vertebrae, making upper cervical chiropractic the premiere choice for safe, drug-free care.


What to Do Next

For those who are seeking natural and drug free solutions for problems such as autism spectrum disorder, upper cervical chiropractic offers a safe and gentle alternative to surgeries and prescription medications. Why not consult an upper cervical chiropractic expert to see if your loved one can benefit from chiropractic care?


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at