FAQ: Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

There many reasons why a child might benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from participating in sports which can cause back pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is highly skilled and, in the case of the children, is very gentle.

While there is a wealth of clinical evidence that musculoskeletal treatment of infants has many positive effects, well-controlled studies are required to verify some of the benefits that are commonly seen in practice.

Most recently, a research report published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics concluded that “spinal manipulation is effective in relieving infantile colic.” The study was a randomized, controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer and compared the effect of chiropractic therapy with a commonly prescribed medication used to prevent colic.