Are chiropractic adjustments safe for kids?
My answer is 100% yes. After I graduated from chiropractic school I received advanced training so that I could get certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). We focus on very gentle, very safe, and very effective chiropractic adjustments for children. To prove this effectiveness, the ICPA recently released a study where they chronicled the results of almost 700 children who underwent more than 5,000 chiropractic treatment sessions. When they asked the parents of the children after each and every visit if there were any adverse side effects, they found that the primary (and only) one was a slight next-day discomfort after a period of adjustment.
In most cases, however, there were no side effects at all. Of all the hundreds – if not thousands – of cases involving children I’ve seen over the decade that I’ve been practicing, I’ve never seen a chiropractic adjustment hurt one. I’ve only seen it help.
Let’s compare that to medicine. Spanning the modern history of emergency medicine, there was a study released where they recorded the progress of thousands of children who’d been prescribed cough and cold medications. It was revealed that more than 1,500 of them had to go to the emergency room because of adverse reactions to the medicine. In three of those cases, the children actually died.
If you’re comparing the two in deciding on your child’s health, choose chiropractic. It’s a much safer choice, in my opinion. Thanks for watching my videos, if you have any questions send me an email or give me a call.