Kids and Chiropractic
Can kids have chiropractic care?
Absolutely. Children can have the same sort of problems in their spines as adults. Back pain, neck pain and headaches are all common in kids as well as adults. Unfortunately, the effects of pressure or irritation to the nervous system may be more concerning in children since their bodies are still growing and developing. The nervous system controls a child's development. The main premise behind chiropractic is to optimize the function of the nervous system as well as removing interference to the nervous system.
Is chiropractic care safe for kids?
Chiropractic care has been shown to be extremely safe for all ages. In fact satisfaction, cost and safety ratings have all been extremely high for chiropractic care.
What conditions can kids receive chiropractic for?
The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) website has research on many different conditions. Musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches are referenced. The evidence is growing for many visceral conditions but more research is needed. There are limited but positive studies on conditions such as ear infections, colic, ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, allergies and autism. Chiropractic care may be indicated for certain types of birth trauma. Adjustments may help improve the function of the brain and immune system as well as increasing respiratory function.
How many chiropractic visits does it typically take?
By and large children respond much faster than adults do to chiropractic care. Their bodies are more resilient and many times one or two treatments can bring about remarkable improvement. Some conditions such as scoliosis require a longer treatment program.
Is chiropractic care contraindicated in any conditions?
Yes. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is at the top of the list but there are others. Our chiropractors at Frisco Spinal Rehab will let you know if chiropractic is indicated or if a referral is necessary.
If spinal problems (back pain, neck pain, disc degeneration) run in my family, should my child have a spinal checkup?
Being proactive regarding your most valuable possession (your health) is always a good idea. Our chiropractic doctors are well trained and experienced caring for the patients at Frisco Spinal Rehab as well as their own children. A chiropractic checkup can sometimes uncover hidden problems. Contact Frisco Spinal Rehab today if you have further questions.