Is chiropractic care safe for children
One of the most common questions I get from patients is, “Is
chiropractic care safe for children,” or “Can my children come in
here and receive chiropractic care?”
The answer is yes, chiropractic care is safe for kids, and yes, you
can bring your kids in to receive chiropractic care.
The thing you need to know is that chiropractic care is not “age
related.” Anyone from newborns to people 100+ years old can
experience the benefits of chiropractic care.
Someone who doesn’t understand chiropractic may say, “My child
doesn’t have back pain, so they don’t need chiropractic care.”
My child doesn’t have back pain, so they don’t need chiropractic care
However, that’s the wrong thinking. That would be like saying, “My
child doesn’t have any teeth that have pain, so they don’t need to
brush their teeth.”
Doesn’t make sense, does it?
The bottom line is that when you take care of things, they are
always better. That could be your body, your teeth, your
car…whatever. When you neglect your body, you pay a price. When
you take care of your body, it simply works better and feels
Children who get chiropractic care feel great just like their
parents. They also don’t get sick as much, and their bodies are
able to grow and develop without any structural problems. And it’s
also very safe.
A new study by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
(ICPA) was just published this month in the biomedical journal,
Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.
Only 3 adverse events from the chiropractic care for pediatric, a .00055%
chance of anything going wrong.
As far as safety is concerned, out of 5,438 office visits, there
were only 3 adverse events from the chiropractic care, a .00055%
chance of anything going wrong. (That’s well below a 1% risk
factor, so based on the results of this study, children have a 99+%
chance of having no problems receiving chiropractic care)
In the study, both parents and chiropractors indicated there was a
high rate of improvement with respect to the children’s presenting
So this study showed that chiropractic care for children was very
safe and very effective. There are a lot of great benefits of
having your kids get chiropractic care, so if your children aren’t
receiving chiropractic care, now is a great time to get them
Email if you have any questions or comments and I’ll talk to you
Dr. Justin Trosclair DC