Many envision that infants and children receive the same amplitude of an adjustment an adult would, which is false. The adjustments given to an infant spine are given with the same pressure it would take for your finger to break the skin on a ripe tomato. It is very gentle and very effective. “The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice- Based Research Network” found chiropractic care for children is safe and effective. In their study they found that an adverse event is a .00055% of negative reaction, and further the negative reactions reported were minor discomfort following the adjustment each of which readily resolved.
Over 90% of the chiropractors and parents in the study found an adjustment-related improvement with respect to the children’s presenting complaints. Reports of better sleeping patterns, improved behavior and robust immune systems were made while under chiropractic care. The research for chiropractic and it’s effectiveness in children is continuously growing as it’s results are profound.