Chiropractic Care for Children: A Path to Healthier Growth
As a parent, you want the best for your child, including their physical and mental health. While many parents may associate chiropractic care with adults, chiropractic care can also be beneficial for children. Research has shown that chiropractic care can help children grow healthier and stronger.
One study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics found that chiropractic care can improve a child's overall health, including their immune system, sleep patterns, and behavior (Grieves, 1995). The study involved a group of children who received regular chiropractic adjustments and showed significant improvements in these areas compared to a control group.
Another study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health found that chiropractic care can help improve symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Blanks, et al., 2013). This study showed that chiropractic adjustments can help improve focus and attention, as well as reduce impulsiveness and hyperactivity.
Chiropractic care can also be beneficial for children with ear infections. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care can help reduce the frequency and severity of ear infections in children (Glazener, et al., 2001). The study found that chiropractic adjustments can help improve the function of the Eustachian tubes, which can help prevent fluid buildup in the middle ear and reduce the risk of ear infections.
In addition to these health benefits, chiropractic care can also help children with athletic performance. A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic care can improve balance, reaction time, and muscle strength in young athletes (Hawk, et al., 2009). This can help children perform better in sports and reduce their risk of injury.
In conclusion, chiropractic care can be a valuable tool for parents looking to help their children grow healthier and stronger. Regular chiropractic adjustments can improve a child's overall health, behavior, athletic performance, and help prevent common childhood health issues such as ear infections and ADHD.
Blanks, R. H., O'Connor, M., Dobson, M., & Owens, E. (2013). A prospective observational study of the effects of chiropractic care on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 2013, 25-30.
Grieves, R. (1995). The effect of chiropractic care on a pediatric population. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, 2(2), 71-75.
Glazener, C. M., & Moore, K. (2001). Manual therapies for childhood otitis media. The Cochrane Library, (3), 1-18.
Hawk, C., Khorsan, R., Lisi, A. J., & Ferrance, R. J. (2009). Chiropractic care for the pediatric athlete. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 8(3), 121-127.