How Does Chiropractic Help Kids?

You have heard that chiropractors can help adults with back pain. But if you are like most people, you will be surprised that children need chiropractic care, too. You will be even more surprised when you learn why….

Asthma

  • Asthma causes more school absences than any other single pediatric disorder. In the United States, 15 million people suffer from asthma; 14.8 million of those are children under the age of 18. Did you know that asthma causes more school absences and hospitalizations than any other childhood illness?
  • In a recent study of 81 children with asthma who were treated with chiropractic care, 90.1% of them showed improvement with chiropractic adjustments. The results of the study concluded chiropractic care is a safe, drug free, health care approach where the patient perceived improved respiration, improved quality of life, and less frequent asthma attacks.

Allergies

  • Allergy is the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Overuse of antibiotics during childhood has been linked to increased allergy-related conditions in children and through to adulthood.
  • One of the best ways to boost immune system function is to improve nervous system function. A good diet, adequate exercise, and chiropractic adjustments will help fight allergies naturally.

ADD/ADHD

  • If the nervous system has any interference, the brain receives improper signals and neurological symptoms like ADD/ADHD could be present.
  • Did you know that Ritalin and cocaine affect the brain in almost identical ways?

Bed Wetting

  • In one study, 171 children suffering with enuresis averaged 7 nights of bed wetting per week prior to the study. After the children were given some initial chiropractic care the average child reduced the number of “wet” nights to 4 nights per week. In addition, only 1% of the children were considered “dry” prior to the study and prior to receiving chiropractic care. After the study, 15% of the children were then considered “dry”.

Ear Infections

  • One of the most common reasons parents seek chiropractic care is for ear infections. Almost 2 out of 3 children will have a middle ear infection before the age of 3. The cause of ear infections can be either bacterial or viral and typically result from another illness. For many children this can become a chronic problem requiring a lot of treatment and increasing the risk of permanent hearing damage and developmental problems.
  • The standard treatment for ear infections is antibiotics, which will only be effective if the problem is bacterial. However, research studies fail to show that antibiotics are any more effective than the body’s own immune system.
  • Chiropractic care aids in the drainage of the middle ear and improves immune function. Studies have shown, “after receiving a series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80% of the children treated were free of ear infections for at least the six-month period following their initial visits.”

**Children are our future**

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Does Chiropractic Care Improve Health In Children?

This study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic
Research, found that there is a “definite correlation
between chiropractic care and superior health.”

In fact, this study “has shown that children raised under chiropractic
care are less prone to infectious processes such as otitis
media and tonsillitis, and that their immune systems are
better able to cope with allergens such as pollen,weeds,
grasses, etc. compared to children raised under allopathic
care. There is also a significant decreased history of
antibiotic use among the ‘Chiropractic’ children, indicating
a lower susceptibility to bacterial infections as a result of
their greater immune system response.”
Thanks to Dan Murphy for emphasizing these points:

1. There is a “definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health.”

2. 69% of the chiropractic children never experienced otitis media,
compared to 80% of medical children who did.

3. There is a significant decreased history of antibiotic use among the
chiropractic children, “indicating a lower susceptibility to bacterial
infections as a result of greater immune system response.”

FROM: Journal of Chiropractic Research 1989; 5 (Summer):
101–103
Van Breda W, Van Breda J

The Abstract:
Two hundred pediatricians and two hundred chiropractors that were selected were surveyed to determine what, if any, differences were to be found in the health status of their respective children as raised under the different health care models. With usable responses of 35% from the chiropractors and 36% from the pediatricians, analysis of the results indicates a definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health. While the ‘medical’ children had a history of fewer childhood diseases, they also had received a considerably higher percentage of childhood immunizations (94%), as compared to the ‘chiropractic’ children (25%). The ‘chiropractic’ children showed a 69% otitis media free response, while the ‘medical’ children only had a 20% otitis media free response. Pediatricians were more likely to feel that every child would have been on a
course of antibiotics at least once, and some suggested that almost 100% of children suffer from otitis media, whereas many chiropractors reported that their children had never been on antibiotics, and the occurrence of infectious diseases was significantly less among the latter sample. The results of the study confirm the benefits of the chiropractic model of health care on the health status of children.

Family Health & Wellness, General Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic