Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Children?

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Aches and pains become an increasingly common phenomenon in our adult lives as the modern lifestyle takes its toll on our bodies. However, we are largely unaware of the fact that the children also experience similar pains and aches growing up. Research has revealed that back aches and headaches affect as many as 50% of children. These are most commonly caused by musculoskeletal pain as children sustain injuries while playing games and practicing sports. At other times, psychological stress, heavy backpacks, or simply being overweight serve as a cause for these pains.  

Chiropractic care has been really helpful for adults against the types of pain mentioned earlier. However, when it comes to children, there are a number of doubts that arise in the minds of the parents about the safety of the procedure. Despite evidence of its effectiveness in treating spine-related issues in children, the thought continues to linger somewhere in the minds of the parents that chiropractic care may not be safe for their children. Let’s address the issue once and for all. 

Why Is Chiropractic Care Considered Harmful for Children? 

Chiropractic care—and upper cervical chiropractic care in particular—has been extremely effective in treating a number of painful symptoms in children. The gentle adjustment of the spine can help your child in many ways. Here are a few symptoms that have been show to improve with children under upper cervical chiropractic care. 

  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Help in healing of the sports related injuries 
  • Improved performance and sharpened reflexes 
  • Helps with autism
  • Less reliance on harsh anti-biotics 
  • Helps with ADD/ADHD
  • The frequency of ear infections decreased 
  • Asthma improvement
  • Decrease bed wetting
  • And so much more

All in all, chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for young children in a number of ways and offers a safe alternative to anti-biotic and invasive medical surgeries. If your child experiences any painful symptoms such as neck pain or back aches or has sustained injuries on the sports field that may hamper mobility, check out our professional services . We will do a thorough exam and give recommendations about how chiropractic care can help your child as it has helped so many other children.

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