Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?

Closeup top view of five year old boy receiving osteopathic or chiropractic treatment in pediatric clinic.

As a parent, you see the health and well-being of your child as your top priority.  

You’re always on the lookout for safe, effective ways to ensure your child’s continued growth and health.  

Toward that end, you may wonder if chiropractic care is safe for children. 

The simple answer is yes. 

The importance of a balanced nervous system 

The spine is more than just the backbone of our body; it’s the central highway of the nervous system.  

This system, especially in children, is delicate and constantly developing. A misaligned spine can affect various aspects of a child’s life. Regular chiropractic adjustments, conducted by a professional pediatric chiropractor, can help synchronize your child’s nervous system. This promotes overall well-being, boosts immunity, and supports healthy spinal development. 

Boosting immune health 

Children are continuously building their immune systems, making them more susceptible to germs. A healthy spine plays a crucial role in this. Misalignments such as pinched nerves or slipped discs can impede the immune system’s response. Regular visits to a pediatric chiropractor can enhance a child’s immune response, leading to fewer illnesses. 

Enhancing sleep patterns 

Sleep is vital for a child’s health and development. Chiropractic care has been shown to improve sleep quality in children. Parents often report positive changes such as more-consistent sleep patterns and fewer nighttime disturbances after their child begins receiving chiropractic care. 

Improving digestion and relieving constipation 

Digestive issues in children can be gently and effectively addressed through chiropractic adjustments. These non-invasive treatments help improve blood circulation and relieve constipation, contributing to better overall digestive health. 

Alleviating allergies and asthma 

Chiropractic adjustments can significantly impact conditions like allergies and asthma. Adjustments, especially in the neck area, can improve lymphatic drainage and enhance breathing, providing relief from these common childhood issues. 

Supporting post-birth recovery and growth milestones 

Birth can be physically taxing for babies. Chiropractic care helps alleviate birth-related traumas, promoting healthier growth and development. It also aids in achieving important growth milestones and can prevent long-term posture issues and injuries. 

Addressing mood, mental focus, and ADHD 

While not a treatment for ADHD, chiropractic care can help children with this condition. Adjustments help improve nerve flow, which can lead to enhanced concentration, mood, and overall focus. 

Relieving tension, migraines, and headaches 

Tension in the neck and upper cervical area can cause headaches and migraines in children. Chiropractic care helps alleviate this tension, promoting a healthier spine and reducing the frequency of these discomforts. 

The benefits of infant chiropractic care 

Chiropractic care is also beneficial for infants. It has been found effective in soothing colicky babies, promoting better sleep, and supporting neurological development. 

O’Dell Family Chiropractic is your partner in pediatric care 

At O’Dell Family Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing safe, effective chiropractic care for children and adults. Our experienced chiropractors are here to support your child’s health and wellbeing. We invite you to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of chiropractic care for your child. Let us be part of your journey towards a healthier, happier family. Call us today at (585) 671-9210



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O’Dell Family Chiropractic

Primary Location
853 Ridge Rd
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 671-9210

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144 Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623 US
(585) 671-9210