Many adults see a chiropractor to improve their general health and to prevent pain, but did you know that chiropractic care could be of benefit for children as well?
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.
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 as safe and as natural as possible. Chiropractic is a truly all natural healing profession with an excellent safety record! 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 in Australia.
Chiropractic is great because it doesn't use drugs or risky surgery to optimise health: it's truly an all-natural approach. If you'd like to find out if chiropractic can help your children, give us call today at (08) 83642600 for an appointment.
1 Swain M. et al. An International Survey of Pain in Adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2014 (May 13); 14 (1):447.
2 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.