Neurodiversity (or Neurodivergence, Neurospiciness, or Neuroqueerness) is a catch-all term that refers to folks with a variety of neurological differences from what’s considered “typical” or “standard.”

Common conditions that fall under the Neurodiversity umbrella include:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • a lot more!

One of the most surprising trends is a correlation between Neurodivergence (particularly ADHD and Autism) and a variety of physical complaints such as:

  • Loose joints/ligaments (Connective Tissue Disorders or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders)
  • Tight muscles
  • Hip Pain
  • Jaw pain and tension
  • Neck and shoulder pain and tension
  • Digestive system disorders 
  • Skin conditions

As it turns out, people with brains that diverge from the typical often have bodies that diverge from the typical, too. If you’re wondering how chiropractic can help if you just came in different, my approach is to help atypical brains and bodies develop the ability to bring their nervous systems out of the Fight/Flight/Freeze defense mode and back into Rest/Digest/Recover mode, through movement, touch, and particularly gentle chiropractic adjustments.


Following you’ll find a list of resources and articles that explain and explore some these connections.