Parents often ask Chiropractors if Chiropractic care is appropriate for infants and children. In particular, they ask whether spinal manipulation is safe for their kids. The answer to this question is yes. In fact, Chiropractic treatment for children is necessary.
Children live in a rough and tumble world. It’s a fun world, where they’re jostled, tossed, slammed and twisted, and where every contortion is met with laughter. This play is necessary for their mental and physical development; but in the process of play, injuries small and large are inflicted. It’s all part of growing up. And parents, you’ve been given the responsibility for making sure your child’s injuries, recognized and unrecognized, are short-lived and do no long-term harm.
The spine, in particular, needs to be cared for as your child grows. It’s the conduit for all communication within your child’s body. Its health is vital to their overall health, both now and into adulthood. Proper care of their spine must be at the forefront of their medical care, especially if they are genetically prone to spinal difficulty.