Autism, Autistic, ASD, ChildrenThe Source of Autism

An article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health told the story of a three-year boy who was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) by a developmental pediatrician. PDD is a conditions on the spectrum of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is developmental in nature, yet there is no know cause for the disease.

Although, PDD usually becomes more noticeable to parents around the child’s eighteenth month of of age, the parents of this boy took notice when he was 15 months old. He also showed signs of Apraxia, which is a disorder of the nervous system, as well speech delay. though, whether or not those behavioral changes lead to a diagnosis of PDD or not depends on an inclusion of certain impairments.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Diagnosable Traits

  • Impairments in social interaction
  • Impairments in communication
  • Repetitive or restricted behavior or interests
  • Lack of meaningful language skills
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of motor skills

The article detailed the care of the child by an upper cervical chiropractor for five months. This care led to various lifestyle changes that caused the young boy’s quality of life to improve. These findings were reported by his parents, his upper cervical chiropractor, his teacher, and his health care provider.

Overcoming Your Child’s Suffering

All of these problems could be traced back to a misalignment in his upper neck. The best part of this story of healing is that rather than just accepting his condition and learning to live with it, this boy’s parents refused to allow their son to grow up with all of this suffering.

Right now maybe you’re a parent of a child who is suffering from pervasive developmental disorder or another autism spectrum disorder. You don’t have to wait for their condition to worsen. You can take proactive steps to improve the health and life of your child. Upper cervical may be the first step towards improved quality of life for your child.

weight for their condition to to suffer. You can do something about it. neck vertebrae.

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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. 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 for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at