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How Childhood Can Benefit from Chiropractic

By Debra Rodzinak

Many studies verify what the chiropractic community has known for years: Common childhood difficulties such as colic, ear infections, scoliosis, and sports injuries have been shown to improve with the use of chiropractic care. 

Colic and Ear Infections

If you have ever had a child with colic or an ear infection, you know the pain and misery this can cause. Treating children with chiropractic care has shown promising results. For example, the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics published a study in 2012 that stated chiropractic adjustments for young patients greatly reduced the symptoms related to colic. 

In addition, numerous case studies have also documented that chiropractic treatment of children with ear infections, acid reflux, and colic have shown to be completely cured after a few treatments. One theory for this amazing restoration to health in these children is that the stomach and brain’s nerves are intricately connected. They are also extremely sensitive to vertebral subluxations.


Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Caught early, chiropractic adjustments along with muscular rehabilitation can effectively stop the progressions of scoliosis. In fact, studies published by Clear Scoliosis Institute have shown that some patients have seen a decrease in their scoliosis curvatures by as much as 30 percent!

Athletic Performance 

Did you know that more than half of the NFL teams have a certified doctor of chiropractic medicine on staff? Chiropractic care not only deals with pain in the back and spine, but studies have shown that it can also enhance physical performance.

If your child participates in any sport, chiropractic treatment should not be saved for when injury occurs, but rather as an ongoing preventative treatment that will also enhance the performance of an athlete.  

Studies have reported that regular chiropractic treatment can:

  • Boost the immune system
  • Enhance pulmonary (heart) function
  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Decrease mental stress
  • Reduce inflammatory cytokines
  • Naturally increase energy levels

According to  Dr. Axe, other studies have shown that chiropractic patients show an “overall increased bodily function,” including mental clarity. If your child is a student, mental clarity is always a positive outcome.

When the body is in its intended and correct position, it can heal itself. Chiropractic treatments allow the immune system to focus on parts of the body that need healing. If your child’s back is out of alignment, a whole host of problems occur. With all of this added stress on the body, the immune system is so busy dealing with pain from the back and spine that it cannot focus on other areas that may need attention.

If you want to help your child achieve mental clarity, an overall healthy body, and a competitive edge, come to The Joint for regular chiropractic adjustments. 



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