Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of children’s health care. A chiropractor does not adjust a baby or a child in the same way as he or she adjusts an adult. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life, so the doctor of chiropractic applies only slight pressure to make an adjustment. For older children whose spine is still made mainly of cartilage, slight pressure followed by a gentle push generally is all that’s needed to put the vertebra back in place
All chiropractic schools require that their students are well-educated in pediatrics. Doctors of Chiropractic are also licensed in all 50 states of the US to provide chiropractic care to children and adults. Chiropractors have been providing safe and effective care for children for over 100 years. It is interesting to note also that a 1992 survey showed that the most common conditions for which children visit a chiropractor are: earaches, neck pain, check-up, headache, upper respiratory, low back pain, allergies, asthma, enuresis, and thoracic pain. Other reasons include ADD and ADHD, colic, torticollis, insomnia, growing pains, and persistent crying in infants.
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