The number of children seen by chiropractors has been on the rise. In 2015, about 17 percent of chiropractic patients were under age 18, 7 percent were those under age six (The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners). This may result from the research confirming the safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic. In a study done by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, chiropractic care was not only confirmed as safe, but noticed by parents to improve their children’s sleep, behavior, and immune system function.
Many are still surprised to see young children in our office, especially newborns...but as a new mother recently shared with our front desk, being born is hard work! 95% of infants have spinal misalignments following the birthing process. After being stuck in one position for several months, babies may develop directional preferences due to uneven tissue growth. “The goal of treatment is to restore motion to the joints and balance the tissues to keep everything as biomechanically even as possible. “Taking the tension off from day one can help allow for optimal growth and development.”
Chiropractic care is safe, effective, and incredibly beneficial for every member of your family. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeff!