Chiropractic Care for Children

Dr Robert Hrisak head shot

I have been receiving chiropractic care since I was a child, as have my children and their children.  I am convinced that the best time to treat an injury to the spine is immediately after it has occurred—not years later.  Some people have concerns about the safety of chiropractic adjustments for children.  Dr. Elise Hewitt cites a 2011 literature review by Dr. Doyle in Clinical Chiropractic where “he found that no serious adverse events have been reported in the scientific literature since 1992.”  Others acknowledge that chiropractic care is safe, but they question its effectiveness.  Dr. Hewitt cites a 2012 study by Dr. Joyce Miller, et al. that “found that excessively crying infants were at least five times as likely to cry significantly less if they were treated with chiropractic manual therapy than if they were not treated.”  While much research remains to be done, be assured that chiropractic care is safe and effective for children as well as adults.

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