Chiropractic care for Children

Many adults see a chiropractor to improve their general health and to prevent pain, but did you know that chiropractic is for children, too?

Our Team of Family Chiropractors sees many children in our Hazelwood Park Vale Region, South Australia office.

The most common reason parents bring their children to see a chiropractor is to treat injuries or for musculoskeletal pain. In fact, a recent study that included over 404,000 children aged 8-17 showed a whopping 54.1% of children experienced headaches, and 37% experienced low back pain!1 Chiropractors are uniquely trained to identify and improve dysfunction within the spine that may be the cause of these types of pain.

There is also potential for even more benefits. Although high quality and large-scale studies have yet to be completed, some small-scale and preliminary research indicates that chiropractic adjustments may be beneficial in reducing some of the symptoms of ADHD, asthma, bedwetting, and colic for some children. Other studies in adults indicate that Chiropractic may even boost the function of the immune system!

As a parent, you're concerned about keeping your kids healthy, but you also want to make sure that any kind of healthcare they receive is safe and natural as possible. Chiropractic is both! A 2012 study looked at the records of 921 chiropractors to investigate the safety of chiropractic. The author found no serious adverse reactions to chiropractic adjustments.2 Published studies and reports through the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme also show that chiropractic is a low risk health modality that is safely practiced.

Chiropractic is great because it doesn't use drugs or risky surgery to optimize health: it's truly an all-natural approach. If you'd like to see if chiropractic can help your children, give us call today at (08) 8364 2600 for an appointment.

Swain M. et al. An International Survey of Pain in Adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2014 (May 13); 14 (1):447.1

Marchand AM. Chiropractic Care of Children from Birth to Adolescence and Classification of Reported Conditions: An Internet Cross-Sectional Survey of 956 European Chiropractors. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012; 35 (5):372-380. 2