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How Chiropractic Care May Help Fight Childhood Illness


Many people think of the average chiropractic patient as a middle aged person with some sort of back injury they have, as a result of a car crash or accident of some kind. But the truth is that chiropractors see a large variety of patients with a myriad of conditions and injuries. Not only do the patients have many different maladies, they also vary greatly in age. In fact, a recent survey of chiropractors found that they spend an average of 21 percent of their time practicing on people aged 18 or younger. A similar survey of American parents also showed a rising popularity in pediatric chiropractic care – nearly one out of every seven kids in the United States visit a chiropractor regularly

The survey of the chiropractic doctors also found that the average pediatric visit was to remedy common conditions of childhood. This may include asthma, chronic earaches or even attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many studies have pointed to the efficacy of chiropractic care in treating these conditions – with some clinical trials focused on more severe disorders including epilepsy and autism. All of these studies have had favorable results with some children seemingly overcoming their debilitating conditions.

If your child has never experienced chiropractic care as a part of their wellness plan, you be curious about whether or not he or she should try it.  It may be worth a try if your child has conditions related to the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, endocrine system, or immune system – basically any problem throughout the body. Speak with your pediatrician about any specific symptoms that your child may be suffering from and whether or not they suggest a chiropractic visit. They should be able to refer you to a great chiropractor that will be specially trained to treat young people. You may be doing your child a favor in treating any existing conditions and potentially preventing further ones.

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