Is Chiropractic Care Really Safe for Kids?

Chiropractic Care For Kids

Many people don’t realize that chiropractic care can ease much more than just pain and tension in adults. It goes far beyond back issues and can help people of all ages, including teens, children, and even infants!

Upon first thought, it may be difficult to imagine children and babies as chiropractic patients. However, it’s important to note that a wide array of techniques are used across many varying scenarios. When it comes to children, in particular, the methods and movements are extraordinarily light and gentle.

The question remains, “Is chiropractic care safe for children?” Beyond a doctor’s suggestion or your own intuition, we can rely on facts and data to conclude that pediatric chiropractic care is safe, thanks to a thorough study brought to our attention by the American Chiropractic Association. Here in Olathe, Decker Chiropractic can help your family live a more comfortable life with limited aches and pains.

How Can a Chiropractor Help an Infant?

Unless you’re watching a cartoon, it’s not often that you witness a baby stumbling around, complaining of his achin’ back nor a bum knee. So, why would a baby need to go to a chiropractor? At Decker Chiropractic of Olathe, we can help treat:

  • Acid reflux
  • Feeding issues
  • Ear infections
  • Fussiness relating to colic or general discomfort
  • Trouble breathing
  • Constipation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Problems concerning crawling, standing, or other movements
  • Reoccurring colds or sore throats

When a child has a misaligned spine, often due to the stress of birth, nerve functions can be impaired, which leads to tension and discomfort for your child. Of course, it can be difficult for an untrained eye to detect these issues, and it’s even less apparent when the person is unable to verbalize their pain.

Chiropractic care can help reduce an infant’s crying time by about an hour a day. Here in Olathe, chiropractic care can help relieve your child of some of the growing pains associated with development since regular adjustments help ensure proper alignment as the spine grows and changes.

How Does It Work? 

At Decker Chiropractic in Olathe, we use safe, non-invasive techniques to offer the highest quality care with the lowest intervention methods possible.

On newborns and babies in general, your chiropractor will use gentle and precise fingertip pressure, individually tailored to their spine and specific needs. As your child grows, the amount of pressure will change along with them.

Typically, children’s bodies are more receptive to chiropractic adjustments, as they are still actively growing and changing. Therefore, they usually only require a few minor adjustments to restore normal functionality.

How Often Should My Child See Their Chiropractor?

It’s very exciting to see your growing baby hit milestones, such as the ability to hold up their head, sit on their own, crawl, etc. However, these are also signs that your child’s body has gone through significant changes and could benefit from a routine check-up with their chiropractor.

Another rule of thumb would be to schedule monthly visits with your child’s chiropractor, as regular adjustments give your child a good, strong foundation to help ensure better sleep, improved behavior, and concentration. Additionally, your child is even more likely to benefit from regular chiropractic visits if they participate in sports or other physical activities.

Decker Chiropractic Is Here to Help

Whether you’re a regular chiropractic patient yourself or brand new and wanting to help your child, we’re here to help you find solutions.

Schedule an appointment today in Olathe and see how Decker Chiropractic can relieve the fussiness in your household – whether it’s yours or your baby’s!