Why Chiropractic for Kids? 5 Common Conditions that Benefit


We are often asked, why chiropractic care for kidsParents of newborns ask about chiropractic options to help with various issues, ranging from colic to ear infections.

Below are the top 5 conditions that benefit as a part of children’s chiropractic care:


All babies cry, but sometimes babies cry for hours. This extreme crying in a baby is called colic. It has been found that a slight misalignment of the vertebrae can cause some cases of colic in newborns. Chiropractic care can help. A clinical trial published in 1999 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that "Spinal manipulation is effective in relieving infantile colic” as it realigns the vertebrae.

Ear Infections

Studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between chiropractic care and a reduction in ear infections. Some infections could be due to trauma experienced by the child at birth. Correcting the misalignment of the vertebrae from birth trauma can aid in stopping ear infections.


Bedwetting is often a result of nerve interference within the lower back. Nerve impulses leave the brain, travel down the spinal cord and then out between spinal bones to service the bladder. During the development of the low back vertebrea and sacrum, they can be susceptible to trauma during the time children are learning to walk. Pressure to the sacrum from falling can cause misalignment, which leads to bladder control problems and bedwetting. Correcting the spinal alignment can help aid in correcting bladder control problems.


Psychiatrist Peter Breggin wrote, “Hyperactivity is the most frequent justification for drugging children.” Hyperactivity can be a result of many things including misalignment of the spine and nerve interference.   Chiropractic care has been shown to improve overt behavior, autonomy in activity, and hyperactivity.

Asthma and Breathing

Several published studies have shown that chiropractic treatment helps to improve respiratory function and lung volume. Restoring normal nerve function in your spine for your respiratory system reduces symptoms caused by asthma and allergies.

The Best Treatment

These are just a few of the conditions that chiropractic treatments can help improve. To experience the improvement for your children, you’ll need a chiropractor who is experienced in working with them. At the Chiropractic Center at Styertowne, we know you want the best chiropractic care for your children. We have years of experience working with mothers before birth and  with their young children. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!