Is your child Autistic, or are they showing signs of Autism? Did your pediatrician prescribe medication to help them cope with their neurodevelopment disorder? Don’t be so quick to give it to them. No one knows the exact cause of Autism, and medication could trigger further complications.

Autism and the Brain Stem

Your upper most vertebrae are the Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2) vertebrae, holds your head in place and allows you to move your neck. When you gave birth to your child, if your doctor uses forceps, or twisted the baby’s head to get them through the birth canal, the Atlas vertebra may have been permanently forced out of position. This misalignment hinders the communication process from the brainstem to the spine, and its inability to send the right signals to the body could lead to complications including Autism.

Autism and Brain Development

Your upper cervical contains the most proprioceptive signals to the central nervous system, and they enable a person to respond to stimuli arising from touch. They are also especially crucial in the development of infants. When the brain is not able to send the proper signals to the body, including the proprioceptive signals, the child’s ability to respond to outside stimuli is hindered.

Among other health benefits, aligning the upper cervical spine so the brain is able to communicate with the body via signals sent through the brain stem and down the spine enables the body to react to outside stimuli effectively. If your child is showing signs of Autism, it may be because the brain is not able to send the proper proprioceptive signals to the central nervous system. It is imperative to their social interaction and overall health that you seek the care of an upper cervical specialist immediately. They can determine if an adjustment to their Atlas and Axis vertebrae is hindering their brain’s ability to communicate to communicate with the body.

Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are 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.