Chiropractic Care for Children

Posted on September 09, 2020 in


, by Northport Wellness Center


Child receiving chiropractic care

Have you considered chiropractic care as a means to enhance and improve your child’s health? Chiropractic treatments are performed by a trained, certified chiropractor who uses his or her hands to gently manipulate a patient’s spine in order to realign it. This treatment helps to reduce discomfort in different areas of the body and assure that the nervous system is functioning efficiently.  

Chiropractic adjustments are non-invasive, natural and effective solutions toward achieving optimal health.

According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), studies have shown that chiropractic care is not only safe for children but it could also help to increase their overall health.

Parents of children who receive chiropractic treatments often report:

  • Improved Sleep
  • Improved Behavior
  • Improved Healing & Recovery
  • Improved Immune System Function


Why would a child need chiropractic care?

A child could benefit from chiropractic care because children are just as susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events as adults are. These microtraumas can subluxate the vertebrae of the spine, placing pressure on their spinal nerves and therefore decreasing their bodies’ ability to function normally. Although symptoms may not appear for years, injury to their vital nervous system can have a lifetime of damaging effects.


What conditions can chiropractors address?

In addition to back pain and other musculoskeletal issues, parents may take their child to see chiropractors to address:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bed-wetting
  • Colds
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Falls
  • Fevers
  • Sore Throats
  • Stomachaches
  • Tonsillitis


Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Chiropractors who treat children use very specific, gentle techniques to care for them. On the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch.

Chiropractic promotes optimal health.

Chiropractors can diagnose and treat or “adjust” common spinal misalignments that can occur from lifestyle or injuries that cause pain and discomfort. They address the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the nervous system and how that relationship affects the body's ability to heal and maintain health. 

Give your children the gift of optimal health and wellness with chiropractic.

When a chiropractor relieves the nervous system from spinal stress, the body is able to heal more efficiently, as well as strengthen the immune system. Chiropractic can help your child enjoy a life free from pain and abundant in health and wellness.


Chiropractic at the Northport Wellness Center

Northport Wellness Center chiropractors, Drs. Alan Sherr, Michael Reid and Frank McNally, are committed to helping their patients meet their health and wellness needs. To learn more about how chiropractic can assist your family in achieving optimal health, please contact the Northport Wellness Center at (631) 262-8505 or visit


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