Children’s Health


There are some people who will tell you that you shouldn’t bring a child to a chiropractor. They will tell you “children don’t have back problems”, or “it is not safe.”  These opinions are just that…opinions, from people who have never been properly informed of the efficacy and safety of Chiropractic care. If you have been told that or are just investigating and researching Chiropractic care I completely understand. So let me educate and inform you.

Safety first: This one is the most important to parents and it should be. Let me assure you as a parent I agree with you that any form of healthcare for my children needs to be safe. The Vohra study revealed just this. They did a systematic review of literature on documented adverse events associated with pediatric spinal manipulations. After examining 105 years of medical literature they ONLY found 10 cases. It has been estimated that there have been 30 million pediatric visits to Chiropractors per year since 1997. Based on these numbers I would say it is extremely safe for your child to visit a Chiropractor.

According to the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Center for Health Statistics in 2007 and again in 2012 Chiropractic care is the most highly utilized practitioner based CAM therapy for children. The initiating factors for care were to address back and neck pain, head or chest colds, anxiety or stress, other musculoskeletal issues and ADD/ADHD issues.

Facts: the brain and central nervous system control the immune system; Stress and anxiety are at an all time high in children and adolescents; Stress responses suppress immune function allowing your body to become more susceptible to viruses and infections.

Chiropractic care reduces the stress response.

Chiropractic treatment for children is vastly different than that of adults. A Chiropractor is required to take courses in pediatrics and pass proficiency exams. I have personally adjusted many children with great success. As a matter of fact, children are usually more excited to get adjusted than their parents once they experience a treatment!


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