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Chiropractic Care for Children

Published Date: 
November 4, 2022
A child is getting a back adjustment form a chiropractor.

Did you know chiropractors are one of the most trusted healthcare providers for kids? Find out why they're so great for young patients!

When Should Your Child See a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is not only for adults. Many children can benefit from seeing a chiropractor, especially if they have suffered birth trauma or had any accidents or injuries.

Chiropractic care for children is gentle and non-invasive. The goal is to help the child heal naturally, without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors use many techniques to treat children, depending on the child's age, development, condition, and preferences.

Do Chiropractors Treat Children?


Most parents want what is best for their children and want to ensure they are healthy and safe. When it comes to health care, there are many options, and parents may wonder about the safety of pediatric chiropractic care.

The answer is yes! Chiropractic care is not only safe for children, but it can also be very beneficial. Chiropractic care can help children with a variety of health concerns, such as headaches, colic, ear infections, and asthma.

Chiropractors are trained to work with children of all ages and will tailor chiropractic treatment to each child. If you are considering chiropractic care for your child, be sure to find a chiropractor who is experienced in treating children and who you feel comfortable with.

At What Age Can a Kid Get Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is suitable for people of all ages, including infants and children. Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial for kids as their spines are still developing.

A child is smiling while visiting a chiropractor.

What Are the Signs My Child Should Visit a Chiropractor?

A few signs indicate your child could benefit from visiting a pediatric chiropractor. If your child is experiencing any of the following, it might be time to schedule an appointment for chiropractic adjustment:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Recurrent colds or respiratory illnesses
  • Digestive issues
  • Bad posture
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Inattention or hyperactivity
  • Frequent falls or accidents

If you notice any of these signs in your child, consult a healthcare professional to rule out any serious underlying health conditions. A pediatric chiropractor can provide gentle, safe, and effective care once you know there is no other underlying cause to treat.

A boy is getting a chiropractic adjustment.

What Conditions & Childhood Issues Can a Chiropractor Treat? 

Pediatric chiropractic care is great for treating many common childhood issues. For example:

  • Growing pains
  • Ear infections
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Injury
  • Colic
  • Sports injuries and improved performance
  • Pain from awkward positions when sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Autism


Your child's health is important to you, and finding a chiropractor who can help them feel their best is a priority when they are experiencing a subtle chronic issue or need care for something like spinal misalignment from an injury. Here are some tips on how to find a qualified chiropractor to provide treatment to your child:

  • Ask your child's pediatrician for a referral. Your doctor knows your child's health and can recommend a reputable chiropractor in your area.
  • Check with your state's Board of Chiropractic Examiners or the American Chiropractic Association for a list of licensed chiropractors in your state.
  • Interview several chiropractors before making a decision. Ask about their qualifications, experience, and methods. Also, find out if they have experience treating children.
  • Observe how the chiropractor interacts with your child. Do they seem compassionate and caring? Do they take the time to answer your questions?
  • Make sure you feel comfortable with the chiropractor before making a decision. This is an important health decision for your family, and you want to ensure you make the best choice for your child.

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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