Chiropractic Care for Babies and Children

Can Children and Babies Have Chiropractic Treatment?

chiropractic_care_childrenIn a word, yes! Van Amberg Family Chiropractic has the word ‘Family’ in our name for a reason — we treat the whole family, from infants to the elderly. But you may ask, “is chiropractic care safe for the little ones?” Please put away the misconceptions about chiropractic treatment. Adjustments for our young patients are very gentle, just as they are for our older patients.

Chiropractic training, which takes six to eight years, includes thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as extensive supervised clinical training with all ages of patients. We know what we are doing.

Why Should My Child See a Chiropractor?

The ICPA, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association conducted a study to determine he safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. Preliminary results indicated that parents of children who had chiropractic care reported that the children slept better, had improved behavior and attitude, and had improved immune function.

Problems in Infancy

According to the ICPA, the birth process can stress an infant’s spine and developing nervous system. Misalignment can lead to colic, respiratory difficulty, problems with nursing, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chthonic infections.

Trauma in Older Children

Active children may have falls and bumps that over time lead to spinal misalignments. Correcting problems early can prevent bigger problems from developing.

Injury From Sports or Other Activities

Kids who play hard on the sports field may have injuries and experience impacts that affect the spine. Chiropractic care can help them heal more efficiently and prevent issues from following them into adulthood.

Asthma, Ear Infections and Other Chronic Symptoms

Many people find relief from colic, chronic ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches through chiropractic manipulation It makes sense. The nerves control every system of the body. When they are working properly, the individual will be healthier and feel better. Chiropractic treatment is designed to provide optimum nerve function, therefore can relieve many symptoms that are related to poor functioning of a given nerve.