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What is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

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Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Pediatric chiropractic is one of the best-kept secrets in the natural health world.  Only about 3 percent of children see a chiropractor regularly but regularly isn’t quite as often as they should.  Many people wonder why kids would need to see a chiropractor because they don’t usually suffer from low back or neck pain like adults do. 

Nervous System Development 

When you take a step back and understand what chiropractic does – specifically for the nervous system – it makes perfect sense.  By 3 years old, the nervous system is about 80% developed.  By 3 years old, almost every other system of the body is monitored and checked, except the nervous system.  The nervous system is the first thing to develop in a growing fetus and it is the master controller of all the other developing systems.  Yet, modern medicine completely ignores it.  Pediatric chiropractic is the answer to this issue.

Is Pediatric Chiropractic Safe?

Chiropractic for kids is very safe.  Chiropractors specializing in pediatric chiropractic use gentle, low-force techniques when adjusting small children and babies.  There are numerous studies that have looked at the question of safety in pediatric chiropractic, and severe adverse events are extraordinarily rare.  Most studies report zero serious or moderate adverse events.  Mild adverse events are more common, though still a small percentage have even mild adverse events.  It is important to note that mild adverse events include things like crying and fussiness, which babies and toddlers tend to do when they are in a new environment.  

We’ve all seen the drug commercials where they tell you what it’s used for followed by 3 minutes of side effects.  Well, pediatric chiropractic commercials would tell you what it’s used for followed by 3 minutes of good side effects.  

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Effects of Pediatric Chiropractic

The effects of chiropractic care on kids are wide ranging and sometimes unexpected in a good way.  Aside from seeing young athletes or kids with musculoskeletal concerns, children with no obvious physical problems can and should be seen as well to assess the state of their nervous system.  Some common conditions that can improve with chiropractic care include:

  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Constipation
  • ADHD/attention/focus issues
  • Autism
  • Sensory and other special needs kiddos
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Torticollis
  • And others

We do not claim to cure or treat these conditions.  Instead, as issues with the nervous system are corrected, these issues can improve or disappear altogether.  For more information on how chiropractic focuses on correcting the nervous system, see our blog on “Subluxation”.

Research on the Safety of Pediatric Chiropractic

For those interested in reading the available studies regarding the safety of pediatric chiropractic, check this out.

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