Chiropractic Care for Kids and Infants

Pediatric Chiropractor | Dr. Brian Short, DC

Many adults experience the health benefits of chiropractic care, but did you know that chiropractic can also be very beneficial for kids and infants? Newborns can sustain injuries to their neck and back during the birthing process. Children often experience musculoskeletal pain from various activities such as day-to-day bumps, sports, falls, and postural strain. As a result they can suffer from injuries to the neck, back ankles, knees, and shoulders, making it essential to incorporate chiropractic care to treat these problems.

Here are 5 Benefits of Chiropractic care for infants and children:

Can reduce colic pain

Gentle spinal adjustments are a conservative and highly successful way to help babies with colic. Chiropractic aims to get to the root of the problem rather than temporarily masking the symptoms. Specifically applied gentle adjustments help to relieve the pressure on the nervous system and allow the body to function at its best.  

Can help with ear infections

Misalignments, or what is medically referred to as subluxations, in the upper cervical spine, can affect the neurology to the ear predisposing the child to ear infections. If your child has recurring ear infections, this is something may be getting overlooked. 


As with many childhood disorders, the cause of latching problems when breastfeeding often traces back to undetected biomechanical problems existing with the baby's spine. When a baby is too fussy or crying, they may not latch on to breastfeed. If their neck hurts, this may be why this is happening. Chiropractic care can help restore normal biomechanical alignment in the baby's spine and help mothers continue breastfeeding without further complications and hindrances. 


When the spine is misaligned, it can aggravate spinal nerves leading to the intestines, impacting their normal physiological function. Chiropractic care helps the nervous system function at its best, thus helping to improve constipation symptoms.  

Improves Immunity

The nervous system controls everything including the immune system. When subluxations are left uncorrected, this will have have a negative impact on the normal physiological function of the immune system. As chiropractic care improves the overall health of adult patients, it also helps strengthen the immune system of babies and children.  ,

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