Are chiropractor treatments safe for infants and children?

Chiropractic is a field of health care sciences that deals with the disorders of neuromusculoskeletal system and its prevention and treatment. It also deals with the other disorders that are caused primarily due to disorders of neuromusculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic treatments are being used in most of the developed countries but are chiropractic treatments safe for infants and children or not? This answer is still vague. Vast majority of people are found to seek chiropractic care to relief themselves from neck pain and neuromusculoskeletal disorders or complaints. Most of the people are using this kind of treatment for low back pain.

This technique is common to children and adolescents. According to a survey, 14% of visitors to chiropractics are children and adolescents. This technique, no doubt, is useful at any age but it was later found that rearely some techniques included in chiropractor treatments such as spinal manipulation (the most famous and frequently used technique) on the upper spine can cause some serious damages. These can lead to permanent disability or even death can occur.

It should be kept in mind that the complications occur very rarely. Moreover, there these complications can occur not only in children, but also in adults but rare. So, chiropractor treatments are safe for infants and children. There are some estimations about occurrence of stroke, adverse effects or complications and deaths. A survey shows that there is a risk of stroke in 5 patients out of 100,000 patients, 1.46 patients out of 10million suffer from its complications and 2.68 deaths in 10 million.

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