Reasons why Chiropractic for Kids makes sense:
Aside from optimizing health through wellness, typical reasons why parents bring their infants and children to a chiropractor are that chiropractic may help in the treatment of: ear infections, general irritability or fussiness, failure to latch on when nursing, constipation, colds, weakened immune system, bed wetting, frequent spitting up, torticollis (strained neck), and colic, etc… It’s gentle enough that some children, including my own can sleep through the treatment!!
Appropriate at what age?
My children receive their first chiropractic treatment when they are just hours old and continue on a regular basis!! Aside from prevention, I use chiropractic as my “first line of defence” when I see irritability, constipation, digestion issues, onset of colds, etc. Often they sleep through the treatment. Clinically, I see the greatest and quickest change in infants or children as compared to adults. Why? Their body seems far more receptive to chiropractic and they have not yet had the years of daily living “wear and tear” as adults.
Children have SPINES too!!