Is chiropractic care for kids the same as it is for adults?
While the basic premise for chiropractic care is the very same whether the patient is 80 years old or 8 months old, the ever-growing and changing active tiny bodies of kids have special needs depending on their stage of development. Typically, kids respond much more quickly and more profoundly to chiropractic care than adults do. They haven't subjected their bodies to the same years of neglect that we have. Another big difference is that pain is not a primary system. This can make it more challenging for parents to know when kids need to visit their chiropractor. There are certain "clues" that we can watch for to gain more understanding in this area, such as postural changes, only wanting to breast feed from one side, being off-balance, and running with a limp. As mentioned before, the amount of force used and the specific techniques utilized vary depending on the unique needs of individual children and what stage of development they are currently in.