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Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Adults and Children?

Chiropractic care has been successful working with both adults and children. It is possible for children to receive chiropractic adjustments when they suffer from any dysfunction on the neck, back, or spine. Since young children or toddlers' bodies are different from that of an adult, it is important to take on a specialized approach for them.

Cape Girardeau Chiropractic for Infants or Toddlers

Many young ones suffer major trauma during their birthing process.  This is why it is crucial that parents pay close attention to any issues in their neck or spine.  The very young children we see are often unable to speak or describe the pain they are feeling, so try to study them when they are seated and staying still.

If your child is constantly looking in the same direction (i.e. always has head turned to left or right), then this could be a sign of irritation to their bodies, or could be the start of some issues to come.  In these cases a correction may be helpful to the child.  Of course only allow a Chiropractor who has a means of checking your child in an analytical manner work with your child (i.e. You should expect them to use more than simply their hands to determine if your baby has a problem, if your Chiropractor merely uses his hands to determine if you are your baby needs an adjustment, then he probably is not seeing the full picture of how the nervous system is functioning!!) Since the baby’s spine is a crucial part of their proper development, having your baby checked to make sure everything is developing right is a good idea (I cannot stress enough, the importance of finding a Cape Girardeau Chiropractor who determines if you need Chiropractic by using more than his hands to poke around or feel things, you need to find somebody who measures so that they know what the full issue is!)  For more information of this feel free to contact us by calling (573) 334-0100, or email me at and I will help you understand what to look for.

Another big observation for the children under my care is they seem to be sick much less often, have less ear infections, and just in general seem to have many other long term health benefits. 

Chiropractic for Kids and Children!

So often in older kids, their very active lifestyle and sporting even can expose them to many problems that reside in their spine and neck.  This is why it is so common to find children visiting Cape Girardeau Chiropractors.  In other cases children who suffer things such as migraine’s or headaches can find much relief if they receive an appropriate correction to the balance of their spine and spinal structures.  You may see the frequency or intensity of these headaches is dramatically reduced.

  How should you determine if your Child needs care?

Only when the problem has reached a critical stage is it easy for you to see that the child may need Chiropractic care.  Therefore, it is very difficult to identify if the child could benefit from Chiropractic Care.  Early detection of spinal problems is crucial to ensure that your child is provided with the medical care that is needed to keep the body functioning normally and to keep you child free of the discomfort associated with their condition.  Below are some common warning signs that may indicate spinal dysfunction or imbalances in the child's health.

• Abnormal sleeping patterns

• Misaligned shoulders (too high or rocked back compared to the other)

• Limited mobility of the head or neck (can’t turn head the same distance in both directions)

• Recurrence of ear infection

• Scoliosis

• Constant headaches

• Bedwetting (past the acceptable age)

• Persistent colds

• For infants, difficulties in breastfeeding or even Colic

Most often people seek a Cape Girardeau Chiropractor for their young children when they have suffered an injury from a fall of trauma.  This is smart because it is most often physical injury in the neck and spine that starts many of these problems in a child’s health.  In many cases because children are so adaptable, no pain or are injury are noticed at the onset, but often times the problem is internal and manifest itself later. 

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Just as with our adults, we use a very precise, accurate, and gentle system of correction, so the child can undergo a fairly painless procedure of Chiropractic Care. 

Your Cape Girardeau Chiropractor should begin with an assessment of your child’s condition by asking you or the child if possible about his or her problem.  Next specific testing above just feeling with their hands should be done on your child! If there is reason for Chiropractic Care, expect your kids to respond to care quickly. They often respond much quicker than adults and need only a few visits until normal functioning is restored.


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