Myths About Chiropractic Care and Kids

downloadIt looks as if some myths are there to stay, and no matter how many times you attempt to disprove them, somehow they still remain among us. Well, such is the case with pure chiropractic care and children, and no matter how many times these myths have been disproved, some people still use them in their arguments. Well, we have decided that enough is enough, and that the time has come to prove that these five myths are exactly that – myths, something that is snot based on reality.

1 – There are no expert chiropractors for children

This myth could not be farther from the truth, because there are chiropractors that deal solely with children, and that have devoted their lives and their teachings to helping children overcome their difficulties by using only chiropractic care. In fact, there are special programs which the chiropractors have to go through if they wish to become a chiropractor for children. Just because the chiropractic care for children is not legally accepted as an area of specialty in Canada, does not mean that it does not exist anywhere in the world!

2 – Chiropractors don’t collaborate with doctors

We’re not sure where this myth originated from, because all the chiropractors have to collaborate with doctors, and especially with pediatricians if it’s child that they’re helping. Collaboration between the doctors and the chiropractors is really important, and that is why no pediatrician would dare not to do it, and especially if it’s a child they are treating.

3 – Chiropractic care for children is something completely new

Well, this one is completely looney, because the chiropractic care for people has been around for hundreds of years, and so has the chiropractic care for children. The modern era of this type of treatment can find it’s roots in the 1980s, but the first official chiropractic action in the modern sense of the world happened way back in 1910, when Dr. D. Palmer, the founder of modern chiropractic, concluded that the spine of a child should be checked not just while the child is young, but throughout its life.images

4 – Chiropractors use the same techniques on children and adults

Well, this one can never be true, because a child and an adult person can never be the same, nor can the same techniques be used on both of them. First of all, a young child’s bones are much softer, and therefore could not withstand some of the adjustments that the chiropractor performs on an adult person. Special techniques have been invented for working with children, the ones without the heavy pressure on the body.

5 – Children don’t need chiropractic care

This is perhaps one of the most dangerous myths of the five, because some people would rather fill their children up with drugs than believe that it is far better for a child to get some chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is something that some children need, because it could help them feel fetter, and because they’ll be much healthier.


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