I read that chiropractic care can help children struggling with ADD and ADHD; is that true?

With the number of children being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD growing, and with an increasing aversion to prescription drugs, much research has been devoted to confirming the correlation between chiropractic care and children with ADD, ADHD, and other behavioral issues. Recent studies have shown that children suffering with such disorders have benefited.

Can chiropractic adjustment be performed on infants?

Yes. In fact, chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for infants. Newborns have subtle spines, which increases the chance of spinal misalignment. Subluxations, or a partial dislocation, in an infant’s spine can easily occur when a child takes a tumble. Taking your infant to a trusted chiropractor in the Georgetown area will help promote healthy growth and development of your baby’s spinal structure.

How do I know if I should take my child to a chiropractor?

If your child’s school provides an annual scoliosis screening, you may be fortunate enough to catch and treat spinal misalignment before further complications arise. However, not all signs of spinal misalignment are visible. Knowing if your child has an issue with his or her spine can be difficult. Children are tougher than we think. Many times, a child will not let us know if something is physically bothering them, or if they do, they may have a hard time articulating what they are feeling. If you live in or around the greater Georgetown area, we recommend taking your child to Ryan Chiropractic Wellness for a thorough spinal assessment.