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Management of Neuro-Developmental
Disorders in Lincoln

When there’s miscommunication between the brain and the spine, your body will constantly be in fight-or-flight mode. Your sympathetic nervous system is running continuously. It’s like you’re running away from a tiger that’s chasing you!

Rest and Digest Mode

Through chiropractic adjustments, we are able to help stimulate parasympathetic mode (rest and digest). By helping to calm the constant fight or flight response, we are able to reduce the constant defensive mode so you can heal.

The body should be in fight or flight only for a short period of the day, but then we want your parasympathetic nervous system to dominate, so you can heal and develop properly.

Primitive Reflexes

These reflexes are essential for vitality, but they need to go underground like a tree root for the maturation of development to take place. For example, consider the Moro reflex, which is also known as the startle reflex. If that reflex doesn’t go underground and stays present, sensory disorders and other issues can develop.

These include:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Immune system issues
  • Seizures
  • Sensory issues
  • Sleep problems
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Retraining the Brain

It’s crucial to lay down the pathway to retrain the brain to not be in fight-or-flight mode all the time. Fight or flight can come from a myriad of things that can be traced back to the 3 T’s:

Thoughts (anxiety and stress)

Toxins (chemical stress)

Trauma (birth process, falls, not getting enough tummy time, etc.)

Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, we can calm down your child’s body and relieve the pressure on the nerves that transmit the signal between the body and the brain. By increasing communication between the brain and spine, things can work correctly.

Studies Showing Chiropractic’s Benefit

Various studies exist that show how chiropractic care can help children exhibit improvement in different conditions. One study revealed that a young boy with Asperger’s showed an improvement in anxiety, behavior, and pain after receiving chiropractic care.

Another study revealed that a young girl who had autism and other issues experienced relief after receiving subluxation-based chiropractic care.

Schedule an Appointment

If your child is experiencing a neuro-developmental disorder, we want to help. Contact us today to book an appointment for the management of neuro-developmental disorders in Lincoln.

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