Does your Child Seem Disconnected?
Parents know their children, even if the child has only been around for a few months. Many parents report that their child does seem disconnected in a way that is atypical. Does your child’s gaze roam away from your eyes? It doesn’t take a doctor to recognize that something is off, in fact, the parent is often the best judge of what is normal.
A child that appears disconnected very likely, almost certainly, has neurological imbalances that need to be evaluated. Stress in utero, labor and delivery stress, can lead to brain development that is not balanced from side to side.
There are tests that can be done at various stages of childhood development that let a chiropractor know whether or not your child has been wired normally. If the tests reveal that the child is neurologically disconnected, there are steps that may be taken to re-wire your child that have proven effective clinical practice.
**Time is of the essence**
The younger your child is when the work on your child starts, the greater the likelihood the results will be optimal. Younger children have greater neuroplasticity, meaning their brain will reconnect better, create new synapses. Synapses are created through the involvement of the brainstem and it’s programmed reflexes and other actions that begin once a child is born. Interruption in those reflexes, activities and the signs associated with such dysfunction can be observed and then acted on for improvement of the child’s neurological growth.
Does your child seem disconnected? This doesn’t happen for no reason, but it does happen for reasons that you may not be aware of. Action steps to improve neuroplasticity exist, but acting sooner rather than later is critical.
Dr. Lou Jacobs is a chiropractor in Portland, Maine who specializes in working with moms and children. Dr. Jacobs also is well versed and very comfortable working with children with developmental disorders. Dr. Jacobs works with children with Autism and other autism spectrum disorders and has been thoroughly trained by The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to do so effectively and safely.