Over the years, chiropractors have been providing care not only to adults but also to children and adolescents under the age of 18. Common issues include headaches, scoliosis, digestive related problems, chronic conditions like ear infections, and colic have been proven to improve with chiropractic care.
The International Chiropractic Paediatric Association(ICPA) has done the research and published the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care on children. A 2012 study shows that a wide range of conditions, including colic, ear infection, and asthma were effectively treated with chiropractic care. There are also cases where parents reported improvement in children's behavior after chiropractic treatment.
When we consider the benefits of chiropractic care for children, they include:
- improve immune system function
- improve behavior and attitude
- improve sleep
- improve posture
- promote growth and overall development
Chiropractors treat children and adolescents gently with various techniques to help improve their condition. By restoring the space in the spinal and foraminal canals for the nerves to transmit signals effortlessly, chiropractic care can be an excellent choice for boosting the overall health and development of children and adolescents.
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