Chiropractic Care for Kids – What You Should Know

Many current chiropractic patients who are also parents have considered and wondered about trying chiropractic care for their children. Chiropractic has been effective for them, and they feel that it could also benefit their kids. But some worry about chiropractic care for young people. Is it safe? What kind of results will we see? Here we will clear up the confusion, and explain why and how chiropractic is beneficial for children of all ages.

The Proof is in the Pudding

Chiropractic care for children is nothing new – it has been around for a long time, and has proven to be effective in treating and addressing a variety of disorders specific to kids. Chiropractic has been shown to improve the condition of colicky babies by correcting subluxation and therefore reducing the discomfort that causes crying and pain. Children with problems sleeping have found relief through chiropractic care, as have kids with gait problems and abnormal spinal curvature.  A final point about this is that chiropractic is non-invasive, and is founded upon gentle but effective adjustment techniques that are safe and well tested.

Kids Get Hurt – Chiropractic Can Help

In addition to treating the conditions above, chiropractic can help restore kids to health when they experience injuries. Let’s be honest: kids get hurt. They run and fall, they jump off things they shouldn’t, they injure themselves playing sports. Chiropractic works to align the spine and joints, and fix the root cause of the issue.

Optimizing Body Function

By properly aligning the spine, chiropractic promotes healthy nervous system flow and communication. When there are misaligned points on the spine, it can put excessive pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and interference with brain communication. Fixing this means that the brain is allowed to communicate with the body, and make the best decisions for health. A young body depends on a healthy nervous system, because it is growing and changing every day and needs accurate input in order to continue on the right path. Chiropractic can help children achieve this, and thrive as they grow from child to adult.


*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*

Story Credit: The Truth About Kids and Chiropractic By Aaron Knight