Pediatric chiropractic may not be as common as you think if you are not very familiar with chiropractic. But if you dig deeper and check the statistics, you will be proven wrong. The practice of chiropractic in children is actually popular and is even rising. Looking at The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ practice analysis of 2010, 17% of the people getting chiropractic adjustments were under 18 years of age. There is an approximate of 7.7% in the ages five or younger, and ages six to seventeen at 9.4%.
With chiropractic care becoming a common place for alternative healing; it is essential to shed light on understanding and knowing the pieces of evidence that support the safety and effectivity of the practice. Reviews of literature from recent years proves that pediatric chiropractic is safe. Dr. Matthew Doyle performed a review in 2011 and found a rate of .53% to 1% mild adverse events for chiropractic manipulative therapy in children. With this result, it is shown that modern chiropractic pediatric care is indeed safe.
The bodies of children are fragile. And though they have the same joints as adults, theirs are not fully formed yet. Working with kids’ bodies require education and experience in chiropractic practice. Purity Chiropractic has one of the best upper cervical chiropractors available in Queensland, Australia. Parents and guardians can rest the safety of their children to undergo upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. In fact, there is a study in the UK that shows the presence and safety of chiropractic pediatric care of children from birth. There are no negative side effects found in children receiving chiropractic care. We do not adjust kids the way we adjust adults. The majority of our adjustments do not require a thrust like an adjustment performed on an adjust. They are stretch and pressure type adjustments which are extremely gentle.
Pediatric chiropractic is extremely safe. Even infants can benefit from the positive effects of chiropractic. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) in 2009 published a study that shows patients who are “suboptimal infant breastfeeding” at ages 12 weeks and younger. 78% of the babies in the case resulted in having exclusively being breastfed after just four chiropractic treatments.
Chiropractic care is not just about treating aches and pains. Children like adults have spines and nervous systems, too. Upper cervical chiropractic care offers gentle and precise adjustments in the upper neck. Upper cervical chiropractors are all about achieving optimum health through adjustments to restore the body’s innate ability to self-heal. Even children need to be checked for balance in order to maintain the proper and optimal function of their body.
As with any other case, a preventative measure is always a good idea. Upper cervical chiropractic is safe and effective for children. There are researches and studies, like the ones mentioned above, that proves so. It is best to check with certified upper cervical chiropractors. You can visit Purity Chiropractic to get the first-hand experience. A properly aligned and balanced upper neck is the key to healthy growth and development. Upper cervical is a gentle, noninvasive, precise and drug-free alternative that you can rely on for your health care. Upper cervical chiropractic knows no age; it only knows care.