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How Children Respond to Chiropractic Adjustments at Cadence Chiropractic in Utah Valley
Pediatric chiropractic care has been around for years and is growing in popularity as more people learn about the possible benefits. Chiropractic care is currently one of the most popular forms of pediatric care in the US. Pediatric chiropractic offers a solid foundation for your child to grow and develop as they were designed to do, as well as offering relief from common complaints.
Most people’s first thought is that chiropractic would be too rough for a child. The truth is that chiropractic for a child is different than for an adult, there is certainly no twisting popping or cracking of the spine. Children respond much faster than adults do and require only a light pressure to restore proper movement. The adjustment of a child is often compared to the pressure that you can put on a peach without bruising it.
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Why do kids need chiropractic?
Kids suffer many bumps and bruises as they learn and explore, each slip and trip can start to build on each other and lead to problems down the line. Kids nowadays suffer from many issues that professionals have attributed to the increasingly inactive lifestyles that we now live. ADD, autism, stomach issues, ear infections, asthma, and other immune system disorders have increased over the past few years and we see them on a regular basis in our office.
At Cadence Chiropractic, we know that healthy kids will grow up to become healthy adults. That is why it is so important to check kids early and remove the stress from their body; as they grow, proper structure will lead to proper function.
Dr. Nelson is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and has received postgraduate training on specialty care for children. Dr. Nelson has also received a certificate of excellence in Logan Basic and is one of 5 chiropractors in the state of Utah advanced certified in Activator technique, both of which are the gentlest form of chiropractic care and perfect for pediatrics.
We trust our son with consistent chiropractic care and know that it helps his immune system fight off illness and helps him avoid the most common problems for his age. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us or register for an evaluation above.
What The Research Says
A recent study looked at the safety of chiropractic care in the pediatric population of 5,438 pediatric office visits. The research showed that there was no report of a major side effect during chiropractic care (1).
H. Biedermann MD published a study on what is called KISS syndrome. This most often occurs during birth and can cause torticollis, facial asymmetry, slow motor development, and even abnormal hip development if left untreated. the research showed that manual therapy (chiropractic) was effective in treating KISS and also showed increase in concentration and sleep following treatment (2).
A recent case study of a nine month old infant suffering from constipation showed improvement in their condition following consistent chiropractic care (3).
- THE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC: A SURVEY OF CHIROPRACTORS AND PARENTS IN A PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH NETWORK. EXPLORE September/October 2009, Vol. 5, No. 5
- Kinematic Imbalances Due To Suboccipital Strain In Newborns. Journal of Manual Medicine June (No. 6) 1992, pp151-156
- Resolution of Chronic Constipation in an Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Selective Review of Literature. Milagros Rosado, D.C.1 & Robert Rectenwald, D.C., B.C.A.O.2