People use their senses to survive and to avoid injury. For example, we learn not to touch hot things through the experience of touching them and getting burned. Our brain stores sensory memories that ensure we don’t do things that cause pain after doing them once.
Unfortunately, some people experience sensory processing disorder, which interferes with their ability to associate painful stimuli with avoiding those stimuli. Some recognize the link between the action and the pain but don’t remember the connection in the future. Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have trouble associating stimuli with correct actions and remembering actions that cause pain.
There are varying theories regarding the cause of sensory disorders, but most believe it’s linked to traumatic birth injury. If a baby’s cervical spine is forced out of alignment during childbirth, it can interfere with the proper communication between the brain and the central nervous system. This affects the peripheral nervous system, which sends and receives signals to and from the brain, leading to processing stimuli issues.
People with sensory processing challenges struggle with organizing and responding to information they receive through their senses. It can lead to oversensitivity, under-sensitivity, or both. Symptoms might include:
The following can help you cope with sensory processing disorder:
Chiropractic treatment addresses communication issues that occur between the brain and nervous system. Often, it is these miscommunications that lead to someone developing SPD.
Chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning the cervical vertebrae. They use techniques to open the space between the vertebrae, providing the room the spine needs to shift back into alignment. This relieves the pressure on nerves in the area and restores the proper nervous system functioning.
Treatment can begin early in life. In some cases, infant chiropractic treatment prevents sensory issues from ever developing. This helps you avoid serious developmental delays as your child gets older. Chiropractic care is an all-natural, gentle treatment that improves overall health.
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