Chiropractic is not only safe for children, it’s wise. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the aches and pains that result form a misalignment of the vertebrae. Children also suffer from many types of illnesses, from allergies to injuries, that can cause pain and discomfort. Good chiropractic care for children means a practitioner that has experience working with young spines, adapting their training and chiropractic techniques to allow for examinations and adjustments that are gentle and non-intimidating.
Extremely gentle pressure (applied with fingertips or soft hand thrusts) is the most effective method of chiropractic care for children. By examining the spine, and using gentle, yet targeted pressure, cavitation of the joints eases the tension in the joint and releases pressure in the surrounding tissue. Children respond amazingly fast so those pesky aches and pains will be gone in no time.