Babies and kids love chiropractic!

What about kids and chiropractic?   Are adjustments safe for children?  Absolutely!  A light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine. Kids love to be adjusted and there are many reasons why they should be:

The first stress placed on a child’s spine is from the birthing process.  And did you know that 26% of school-age children report  a history of back pain?  A child’s spine is  subjected to repeated trauma as they  learn to walk, suffer sports injuries, and postural strains from bending over a keyboard or video game controller.  Texting is increasingly to blame for the number of kids developing postural problems that contribute to headaches and back pain.  Many adults that come to my office show evidence of childhood injuries to their spine that are contributing to their pain today.  Because  26% of school-age children report  a history of back pain it is important to have your child’s spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments.

Chiropractic has positive results in treating common childhood maladies like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, and asthma and some behavioral problems have been successfully treated with chiropractic care.  A recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.

A light pressure is all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine, so the next time you come to our office, bring your kids.

Check out this video to see Dr. Devine adjusting patient Abe, age 3.

 

Dr. Devine adjusts 3-year-old Abe.

 

 

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