According to two separate studies conducted in the USA, 11 – 21% of all chiropractors’ patients are children and adolescents under the age of 18. It is also estimated that 3% of all kids in the USA will visit a doctor of chiropractic at least once before reaching adulthood. In other words, chiropractic care for children is a lot more common than one may think.
Why is Chiropractic Beneficial for Children?
Chiropractors often treat children who are suffering from sports-related injuries, as well as those who suffer from growing pains. Two out of five kids will experience this type of throbbing, persistent discomfort on a regular basis and chiropractic care has been proven to provide long-lasting relief. Chiropractic has also been said to aid in treating other conditions common in children including asthma, ear infections and headaches.