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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children

Published Date: 
November 4, 2022
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What are the benefits of chiropractic care for children? They range from pain relief to improved behavior to better overall health.

Important Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Most people think of the chiropractor as a back pain specialist. And while it's true that chiropractors can help relieve back pain, there's much more to chiropractic care than just treating back pain. Chiropractic care is also beneficial for children. Many parents are now taking their children to see a pediatric chiropractor.

What Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care?

Pediatric chiropractic care is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders in infants and children. The goal of pediatric chiropractic care is to improve the overall health and well-being of infants and children

Why Is It Essential For Children To See A Pediatric Chiropractor?

Chiropractic treatments are essential for children because they are a safe and effective option for relieving a variety of common childhood issues.

A young girl getting a gentle neck adjustment from a chiropractor.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

There are many reasons why children may benefit from seeing a pediatric chiropractor. 

For one, chiropractic care can help improve a child's overall health and well-being. Chiropractic care is also known to boost the immune system, which is important for children susceptible to colds and illnesses.

The benefits of chiropractic care for children include:

Improving Children's Behavior

Chiropractic care can also help improve a child's behavior. Many children who see a chiropractor behave better than those who don't, likely because chiropractic care can help improve the nervous system, which, in turn, can help the brain function better.

Supporting Proper Brain Development

Chiropractic care is beneficial for children of all ages, and it can help support proper brain development.

Many factors can impact brain development, including nutrition, physical activity, and exposure to toxins. But one of the most important things you can do for your child's brain development is to ensure their nervous system is functioning properly.

Enhancing Sleep Patterns

Chiropractic care can also help improve a child's sleep. Many children have difficulty sleeping through the night, leading to tiredness during the day. By improving the child's sleep, they will be able to sleep better at night and wake up feeling rested and refreshed in the morning.

General Pain Relief

Chiropractic care relieves a variety of types of pain caused by different reasons. If your child complains of growing pains, stiffness, lack of range of motion, or overall aches and pains, chiropractic treatments can help.

Supporting the Nervous System

The nervous system controls everything in the body, so it must be able to send and receive signals effectively. 

Chiropractic care helps the nervous system function optimally. This, in turn, allows the brain to develop and function properly. In addition, chiropractic care can also help alleviate some of the stress that can impact the nervous system and lead to problems with brain development.

Improving the Immune System

Chiropractic treatments promote overall wellness and boost immunity. Children who receive treatments are less susceptible to colds, flu, and other illnesses. 

Better Mobility and Flexibility

Most young children are flexible and don’t need a spinal alignment or spinal manipulation common during a chiropractic visit for adults, but chiropractic care can help flexibility even more.

Improve Overall Health and Wellness

Another reason children may benefit from seeing a pediatric chiropractor is that chiropractic care can help improve their overall health, including digestion. Poor digestion can lead to many health problems, such as stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. By improving digestion, young children can feel better and avoid these health problems.

A young boy's back is being examined by a chiropractor.

Are There Risks Involved for Kids?

As with all medical treatments, some risks are associated with chiropractic treatments. However, these risks are extremely rare. Be sure to speak to your chiropractor about your child’s overall health concerns and what risks a pediatric patient may face from regular chiropractic visits.


Chiropractic treatment for children is a safe and effective way to treat common childhood health issues and improve your child’s overall health.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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