Do chiropractors treat children?

Chiropractic treatment is based on the basic biological and physiological sciences which apply equally to children as they do to the adults. Chiropractic treatment is as beneficial to children as it is to adults, and children should be seen by chiropractors when appropriate and in a preventive way.

The scientific literature is now demonstrating that low back pain is a very prevalent condition amongst school children. For example a 1992 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in adolescents up to age 15 is over 36 percent, and thus concluding that LBP in adolescents is a serious public health problem.

As well, children can benefit by periodic spinal examinations where the chiropractor will look for clues to possible postural weaknesses that may predispose children to later problems related to their spine and skeleton. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.