Most adults don’t hesitate to undergo spinal adjustments. However, when it comes to their children, they are sometimes unsure. Nonetheless, chiropractic care is an essential part of your child’s overall wellness. In the United States, more than 17 percent of all chiropractic patients are under the age of 19, according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Many chiropractors advocate adjusting a child’s spine, believing it stimulates the immune system, preventing infection. We are often asked:
Do kids need chiropractic adjustments? Children are always moving and growing, putting stress on their spine. Many of the pains and aches we feel as adults are not the result of one occurrence but a series of “micro-traumas” over time. Getting adjusted from an early age can minimize or even eliminate any effect that bumps and falls can have on our spinal joints.
Is it safe for children and babies to have a chiropractic adjustment? It is very reliable because we use very gentle adjustments and different techniques than you’re accustomed to as an adult.
What are some of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments? In recent years, chiropractors have been given feedback about the benefits of children and chiropractic from parents and young patients reporting significant improvements in:
- Behavior and attitude.
- Immune system function.
- Other conditions, including colic, ear infections, bed-wetting, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, seizures, and more.
How do parents know their children need chiropractic care? It might be your baby, toddler, or school-age child — if you see restricted neck movements, postural changes such as a high shoulder or hip, digestive issues, and difficulty breastfeeding, this is a sign they need to visit a chiropractor.