Chil­dren’s Care

Alternative Medicine - - Editor’s Picks -

The ACA fully en­dorses chi­ro­prac­tic care for chil­dren. In Jan­uary of 2009, the ACA re­ported that the num­ber of chi­ro­prac­tic pa­tients 16 years of age and younger has jumped by more than 8 per­cent since 1991. Just about ev­ery chi­ro­prac­tor treats some­one who is younger than 18; most have ac­tu­ally en­rolled in post­grad­u­ate pe­di­atric chi­ro­prac­tic cour­ses or sem­i­nars to bet­ter un­der­stand spe­cific treat­ments for in­fants, chil­dren, and teenagers. Chi­ro­prac­tors take great care to avoid the high velocity thrust­ing that has caused in­juries to chil­dren's spines in the past. Those who ma­nip­u­late an in­fant's spine use a very light pres­sure ad­min­is­tered through the thumb to cor­rect mis­aligned

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