Many people don’t realize it, but chiropractic care is available to children at virtually any age. As a drug-free, non-invasive treatment, chiropractic care can be an excellent option for children with various injuries and conditions.
Here, we’ll discuss how parents can determine whether or not their children should visit a chiropractor, as well as what you can expect from chiropractic care for kids.
Can Chiropractors Treat Children?
Many chiropractors across the United States will accept children and adolescents as patients. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association has estimated that 11% of chiropractic patients are under the age of 18.
What Conditions in Children Can a Chiropractor Help With?
Kids may benefit from chiropractic care for conditions including:
- Misaligned spine
- Digestive problems
- Growings pains
- Urinary incontinence
- Sports injuries
- Auto accident injuries
Additionally, chiropractic care may improve chronic infections and boost children’s immune systems. By improving the overall function of the body, chiropractic care enhances the function of the immune system.
Chiropractors can also help with certain conditions in infants. When performed by a reputable, experienced chiropractor, chiropractic care is a safe, gentle treatment for infants with misaligned vertebrae, colic, reflux, breastfeeding issues, problems crawling, standing, etc.
Signs That Your Child May Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Your child may benefit from chiropractic care if you notice:
- Limited range of motion in the neck or head
- The shoulders are uneven
- An irregular gait
- Recurring back or neck pain
- Sleep problems
- Frequent colds, sore throats, and/or ear infections
- Recurring sports injuries
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle, efficient treatments that can both treat and prevent health concerns in your child. If you’re interested in learning more about chiropractic care for children, contact the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center in St. Petersburg today.