In part 1, we talked about the causes, conditions, and brain changes in Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Today we will expand upon these topics.

MISFIRING IN AUTISM
* poor body awareness
* retention of primitive motor reflexes which interfere with development
* poor social skills and abnormal emotions
* poor fine and gross motor skills
* poor eye coordination
* sensory processing problems
* rapid heart rate
* digestive weaknesses
* food sensitivities
* compromised immune system
* academic and cognitive problems

WHAT’S GOING ON?

* Once thought a social problem, it is now known to be a central processing problem
* Motor and gait abnormalities
* Distraction due to faulty sensory input
* Overwhelm due to lack of assimilation
* Communication problems with repetitive behavior (Perseveration)
* Causes: small brain areas in the parietal lobe, vermis of cerebellum, corpus callosum, anterior cingulate, and striatum.
* Increased Serotonin levels in the blood
* Abnormalities in inflammatory responses leading to social withdrawal,fear of new stimuli, and sleep disorders
* Abnormal rapid eye movements leading to inability to attend stimuli
* Averted gaze of human faces

ASSOCIATED SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS

* Strongly associated with autoimmune disorders in relatives
* Excessive innate immune responses associated with gastrointestinal disorders
* Deficits in postural stability, posture, balance, and eye movements
* Respond to negative emotion
* Decreased motor skills
* Can’t understand non-verbal communication
* Stereotypical behavior

If you have wondered if chiropractic approaches can help see a chiropractor or chiropractors or see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

As stated in part 1, these conditions can be changed. This is not a lifetime sentence but it does require work. Call  us today at Brown Chiropractic Neurology (303) 986-7600. Proudly serving Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Denver, Lakewood, and Evergreen.

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