Chiropractic care for kids has been practiced for over 100 years and children can greatly benefit from it! It is important to note that techniques for children are safe and force is proportionate to their size. Therefore, much less force is used on children as compared to adults. Kids aren’t always vocal when it comes to their specific spinal issues and they could manifest into a number of different signs and symptoms as listed below.

Reasons for Children to See a Chiropractor

  • Colic-like symptoms
  • Digestive problems
  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Sleep problems
  • Physical developmental delays
  • Not feeling themselves

These could be clues that your child could be experiencing neck and/or back pain that need to be properly addressed by a chiropractor.

In addition to signs and symptoms here is a list of events that kids may go through that would require you to call a chiropractor

  • Birth
  • At specific developmental milestones; begins to hold up head, sitting, crawling, walking
  • Falls/rough plays

Dr Andrew Erjavec has over 16 years in practice and continuing education focusing on spinal care for children, from infants to young adults and is a current member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).