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Exploring the Connection Between Environment and Autism

Austism-Any new parent welcoming their little one into the world experiences many joyful and challenging moments. When you learn that your child is on the autism spectrum, however, you may face some unique hurdles. Understanding that each child’s journey is different, we’re here to support you and your family every step of the way.

At Real Health Chiropractic Clinic, we believe in nurturing your child’s unique qualities while compassionately addressing the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). But first, it’s essential to get to the root cause of your little one’s ASD.

The Impact of Environmental Influences

Did you know that the environment plays a key role in the development of autism? Various stressors and disruptions can gradually impair the nervous system’s function, hindering a child’s development. Eden Prairie Chiropractor Dr. ShaRhae Matousek offers extremely gentle, natural ways to support your child through these challenges.

While genetics do play a role in autism, they only represent a piece of the overall picture. Here are some key environmental elements that may contribute to your child’s ASD:

  • Prenatal Stress—excessive stress during pregnancy might influence your baby’s development through shared stress hormones.
  • Less-than-optimal birth conditions— methods such as forceps, vacuum extraction, and C-sections can exert intense pressure on your baby’s head, neck, and brainstem, which may cause significant physical distress.
  • Toxins—exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), common household toxins like mold, daily chemical products, and toxins in medications and medical treatments can disrupt the nervous system.

When your kiddo experiences challenges that come with autism, like difficulty communicating, socializing, or engaging in repetitive behaviors, you may feel overwhelmed. You might also notice they have trouble with sleeping or seem unusually sensitive to their environment. These are signs that their nervous system may be struggling to cope with everyday demands.

The Role of Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care

This is where Dr. Matousek’s approach can really make a difference. Using special INSiGHT™ scans, she can identify specific areas where your child’s nervous system might not be functioning optimally.

With gentle, targeted chiropractic care, Dr. Matousek focuses on these critical points to ease these imbalances. By addressing these root causes, she hopes to improve how your child feels day-to-day and help them engage more comfortably with the world around them.

Give Your Child the Support They Need

While many people believe that autism is purely genetic and unchangeable, we recognize the importance of considering environmental impacts.

If your child has ASD, we are here to help and support you. Reach out to our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matousek! With over 20 years of experience and a certification in pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), she provides gentle, compassionate care that helps restore proper nervous system function so children can thrive at every stage.


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