Family Chiropractic Center

Family Chiropractic Center care  is very important.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

It seems children never run out of energy. They could play all day running around. Sometimes all this physical activity can put stress on the spinal nerves. This can lower their ability to fight off infection and illnesses. Approximately three percent of children have visited a family chiropractic center. Chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation for children is on the rise. In 2010, a study found that seventeen percent of chiropractic patients were under the age of eighteen. With chiropractic care involving children becoming so common, it is important to understand the safety and effectiveness.

family chiropractic center

family chiropractic center


There are multiple studies that show family chiropractic care is safe and effective. The Vohra study looked at all peer-reviewed literature over a 110 year period. It not only involved chiropractic practitioners, but anyone doing spinal manipulation. In a 110 year period there is only nine serious adverse events. Those numbers are very small considering how many millions of pediatric chiropractic visits were seen at that time.


There is also a strong indicator of the safety of family chiropractic care. That can be seen through insurance rates. Chiropractors have the lowest malpractice rates of all primary health care providers. Those rates are based on risk.

Children’s Bodies

The key to safety in pediatric is education. It’s a different process when working with kids. The techniques are slightly different than treating adults. The contacts need to be smaller. The thrust needs to be faster, and shallower. Children have the same joints, they just aren’t fully formed yet. Their joints are more cartilaginous than bony. There is more flexibility in the joint. Another option is to mobilize joints rather than manipulate them. Older children such as teens may come in with musculoskeletal complaints. These can stem from those involved in athletics.

Babies Bodies

The more common complaints for young babies is colic, sleep issues, and nursing dysfunction. When a baby is in utero they can get stuck in one position. This can go on for months. Even during the birth process, the baby is being pushed and pulled out of the mother. From day one they can have directional preferences. This can be due to shortened tissue during growth. Taking the tension off from day one can help allow for optimal growth and development.

Chronic Ear Infections

For older children, one of the most common reason to visit a family chiropractor is for an ear infection. Fluid gets trapped in the middle ear cavity. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Medically, an antibiotic will be needed to kill the bacteria. This doesn’t do anything about the fluid build-up. If the muscles surrounding the Eustachian tubes are spasming, this can cause the tube to close down. Relaxing the muscle will stop the spasm. This will ultimately help drain the fluid.


The Pro-Adjuster is a computerized tool that determines any misalignments in the spine. It allows treatment without popping, cracking, turning or twisting. This tool is great for those who are nervous about conventional chiropractic care. The ProAdjuster is a great family chiropractor. We have successfully treated patients of all ages. If you have a child who suffers from headaches, back pain, or ear infections, give us a call at (757) 473-9900 (option 1) to schedule your first appointment.

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