During a chiropractic treatment, the chiropractor may employ one of several types of treatments in order to ‘adjust’ the spine of the patient. The first, and most popular, is a hands on approach, meaning that they will gently touch the patient to manually manipulate the spine or other areas of the body, such as the wrists or knees. There is evidence that treatments such as this can help to stimulate entire body, which often leads to increase motor skills and encourage a greater range of motion. Many report being able to function better, not only in day to day manual tasks, but also have an increased ability with some social interactions.
The results typically depend on the severity of the condition, as well as the length of the treatment. Some may begin to notice a difference with their very first chiropractic treatment, while others may need several in order to see or feel a difference. Repeat treatments often have a cumulative effect for a number of patients, and can often be a vital tool in treating all levels of autism at any age.