Children and Chiropractic Care

Children and Chiropractic Care

Introduction: Chiropractic has been taking care of children for various conditions for more than 100 years. A survey of chiropractors in the United States, Canada and Australia and a report by the American Chiropractic Association all found that most chiropractors treat children and that only 10% of the issues they treat in children are not musculoskeletal. In children under the age of 18, chiropractic is commonly used to treat conditions ranging from colic and bedwetting to asthma and recurrent ear infections and for illness and biomechanical injury prevention. A survey of Canadian chiropractors identified that children are treated for musculoskeletal conditions 40% of the time,
preventative care was 24% of the visits, headaches 7% of visits, and ear infections 5% of the visits. Miscellaneous health issues were treated for 24% of
the visits.

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