Chiropractic for Children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately three percent of children in the United States have received osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic treatment.

And the numbers are rising. In a survey conducted in 2000 it was found that there were about thirty million pediatric visits to a chiropractor1. By 2009, that figure had more than doubled to 68 million.2 In the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ practice analysis issued in 2010 it was found that about seventeen percent of chiropractic patients were under the age of eighteen with almost eight percent aged five years or younger and just over nine percent between the ages of six and seventeen.

Top Five Reasons to Take your Child to a Chiropractor

Here are the top five reasons for your child to visit a chiropractor:

To promote healthy growth and development Allow a child’s nervous system and spine to grow optimally.

To curb specific challenges with regard to nursing and reflux. And to reduce ear infections, bed wetting, asthma and allergies. 

To improve a child’s immune system and digestive health and to limit colic and constipation.

To promote nerve and brain development (neural plasticity) and encourage healthy perception and awareness preventing labels such as ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

To be proactive about your child’s overall health and well-being This will support them through various illnesses, allowing them to reach optimal health.

In this day and age there is a great deal of stress in kids’ lives. Chiropractic care gives parents who are looking for answers more choices.

 

 

Bibliography

1 Lee AC, Li DH, Kemper KJ. Chiropractic care for children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154:401–407.
2 Alcantara J, Ohm J, Kunz D. The safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic. Explore (NY). 2009 Sept-Oct;5(5):290-5.).