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Question by  TTurner (20)

What are the pros and cons of autism and chiropractic treatment?


Answer by  worker7654 (1033)

THe con is that the patient has to sit still for it and do what they are told so if they are not going to it can be difficult and not effective. The pros is that it can relax the person and help them with back pain that they have.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

There is no evidence that chiropractic treatment can help with autism. Physical therapy might help some conditions which cause discomfort for the autistic person, but can't "cure" autism itself.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

I don't ever want to give false hope. Autistic clients respond well to certain stimulus, so chiropracty may be efficacious, however, some autistic clients are not benefited by over-stimulation, in which case, hands-on treatment may be perceived as frightening or painful by them. Some "autistics" can't stand hands-on so you really need to know your person.


Answer by  liblue (683)

If something in the body is out of alignment autistic symptoms may increase. This can be due to sensitive reactions that are more pronounced in those with autism.

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