Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child's spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain. A child's spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sports-related injuries and postural strains. Many adults who come to a chiropractor's office, show evidence of childhood injuries to their spine that are contributing to their pain today. This is why it is crucially important to have your child's spine checked, especially if you suspect there may be a problem.
Fortunately, chiropractic care has had many positive results in treating some very common childhood maladies. Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, and even some cases of behavioral problems like bed-wetting have been successfully treated with chiropractic care. In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.