While the issue of safety regarding chiropractic care for children comes up from time to time, repeated studies have shown it to be safe and effective.
Children have been receiving chiropractic adjustments for well over a century. Studies by Pauli Yi in 2007 demonstrated positive effects on both learning disabilities and dyslexia. Work done by Lovett L in 2006 showed improvement with ADHD. How did it happen? Misalignments in the upper neck and back were fixed. Both studies were done scientifically with control groups subjected to T-test statistical analysis.
Whether parents we like or not, adolescents will come across many structural issues during their early years. The resulting problems in their spines (think scoliosis) and other misalignments frequently occur from things like school sports, a poor mattress or poor supportive sitting in classrooms.
In order to maintain optimal health, chiropractic intervention is important.
Perhaps more so than most, since it’s possible to have misalignments and be symptom-free. So all children, as well as their parents, can use periodic chiropractic checkups.
An imbalanced nervous system is the cause of many health issues in young children such as ear infections, constipation, and food allergies. These imbalances result from spinal subluxations for which chiropractic can help. By restoring balance to the nervous system, the immune system starts to run optimally. A person will feel better with an improved sense of vitality.
In a study done by Carrick in 1997, there is evidence that spinal manipulations can also improve blood flow to the brain. An annual chiropractic exam for a child can thus make an important difference in their overall sense of well being.
Chiropractic care is unique for each person and their spine. This includes children. Gentle manipulations are used on a child’s spine appropriate for their age level.