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Chiropractic Care for Children: Unlocking the Benefits at Every Age

July 15, 20234 min read

Discover the incredible benefits of chiropractic care for children of all ages. From newborns to high schoolers, learn how gentle adjustments promote wellness and address common conditions. Unlock your child's potential for optimal health and development.

As parents, we strive to provide the best possible care for our children, ensuring their physical and mental well-being. While chiropractic care is commonly associated with adult patients, it's important to recognize that children can also benefit greatly from this natural and non-invasive healthcare approach. In this article, we will explore the various conditions that chiropractic care can help treat in children of different age groups, ranging from newborns to high school-aged individuals.



The birth process, though a miraculous event, can put significant stress on a newborn's delicate body. Chiropractic care for newborns focuses on assessing and addressing any potential misalignments or tensions in the spine and musculoskeletal system. Common conditions that chiropractors can help with in newborns include:

a) Colic: Gentle chiropractic adjustments can aid in alleviating colic symptoms by promoting proper digestion and reducing spinal nerve irritation.

b) Difficulty breastfeeding: Chiropractic care can improve the functionality of the baby's neck and jaw, enhancing their ability to latch onto the breast properly.

c) Torticollis: Chiropractors can provide gentle adjustments to help correct torticollis, a condition characterized by limited neck mobility, thus promoting better head movement and reducing muscle tension.



During the toddler stage, children become more active, exploring their surroundings and engaging in physical play. Chiropractic care can contribute to their healthy growth and development by addressing various conditions, including:

a) Ear infections: Chiropractic adjustments can enhance the function of the Eustachian tube, promoting better drainage and reducing the frequency of ear infections.

b) Developmental delays: Chiropractic care can aid in the improvement of motor skills and coordination, benefiting children with developmental delays.

c) Bedwetting: By addressing spinal misalignments that may be affecting nerve signaling, chiropractic care can help children overcome bedwetting issues.

Elementary School Children:


Elementary school children are often engaged in physically demanding activities, such as sports and playground games. Chiropractic care can provide significant benefits for this age group, including:

a) Posture correction: Children who spend extended periods sitting or carrying heavy backpacks may develop poor posture. Chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal misalignments and improve posture.

b) Growing pains: Chiropractic care can offer relief from growing pains, which are common in children during their growth spurts.

c) Asthma and allergies: While chiropractic care cannot cure asthma or allergies, it can help enhance the overall function of the respiratory system, potentially reducing the severity and frequency of symptoms.

Middle School Children:


As children enter middle school, they may experience increased academic pressures and engagement in sports. Chiropractic care can support their overall well-being in the following ways:

a) Sports injuries: Chiropractic care focuses on optimizing musculoskeletal health, aiding in injury prevention and providing effective rehabilitation for common sports-related injuries.

b) ADHD and concentration issues: By addressing spinal misalignments, chiropractic care may contribute to improved neural function, potentially benefiting children with ADHD or concentration issues.

c) Scoliosis: Regular chiropractic check-ups can aid in early detection and management of scoliosis, a condition characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine.

High School Students:


High school students face numerous physical and mental challenges due to increased academic expectations and social pressures. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for high school students in the following ways:

a) Stress and anxiety management: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce tension in the body, promoting relaxation and overall well-being.

b) Posture-related issues: Long hours spent studying or using electronic devices can lead to poor posture. Chiropractic care can address misalignments and provide strategies for maintaining proper posture.

c) Sports performance optimization: Chiropractic care can enhance joint mobility, flexibility, and muscle function, contributing to improved athletic performance.


Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to promote the well-being and health of children across various age groups. From newborns to high school students, the benefits of chiropractic adjustments extend to a wide range of conditions, helping children lead healthier, more active lives. It's important to consult with a qualified chiropractor experienced in treating children to ensure safe and effective care. If you would like your child to experience the benefits of chiropractic care, consider visiting Dr. Matthew Lundeberg at The Centre Chiropractic & Wellness for an evaluation > Schedule an appointment


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Dr. Matthew Lundeberg, DC

Dr. Matthew Lundeberg DC, BS, FAFSA, Dipl Med Ac is a distinguished chiropractor, acupuncturist, and accomplished author dedicated to promoting holistic health and wellness. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Lundeberg's expertise lies in prevention, recovery, and overall well-being. His passion for helping individuals live a healthy, pain-free life is evident in his informative and insightful writings, which provide practical guidance on incorporating chiropractic care, acupuncture, stretching, strengthening, and balancing techniques into daily routines. Dr. Lundeberg's expertise, combined with his compassionate approach, makes him a trusted resource for those seeking evidence-based information and personalized care. Dr. Matthew Lundeberg, DC | Chiropractor | Dublin, OH | Bridge Park

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