Should Kids See A Lincoln Chiropractor?

By: Dr. Shane Davidson DC

While adults are most likely to schedule an appointment to see a Lincoln chiropractor, it’s impossible not to wonder whether your child could experience benefits as well. As a parent, you want the best for your child. So, if you find chiropractic helpful and practical, you probably want the same for your kid.

Chiropractic Care For Kids

There is no reason your child should not see a chiropractor. An increasing number of children and adolescents receive treatment at a chiropractic clinic. 

You may want to consider taking your child to the chiropractic clinic if they’re experiencing pain in their neck, shoulders, and back. 

Children, like adults, may suffer from headaches, lack of energy, and injuries that may affect their flexibility, range of motion, and overall quality of life. In these cases, chiropractic care turns out to be a great solution.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Kids?

Evidence confirms that chiropractic is safe for kids, especially when a trained and knowledgeable chiropractor performs the adjustments. Children of all ages and shapes can undergo chiropractic adjustments without experiencing adverse reactions.

Is Chiropractic Effective For Kids?

Skeletal problems are often associated with adults only, but children and adolescents can experience them as well. Just like adults, children can also benefit from chiropractic treatment. This approach proves to be effective. Studies show spinal manipulations could help infants with colics and reduce the amount of “crying time.” Chiropractic could also be effective for children with asthma and improve their quality of life. The spinal adjustment could improve the alignment of the spine, relieve nerve compression, and treat injuries. 

Is The Treatment The Same As For Adults?

The principle of spinal manipulation is the same. A chiropractor does not utilize the same amount of pressure or force on the child’s spine. Children have a lot of tendons, ligaments, and joints that are still growing and developing. For that reason, the Lincoln chiropractic team will not use the same force as they would on an adult patient. 

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Dr. Shane Davidson Lincoln, NE Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic
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