The chiropractic treatment is safe for patients of all ages, including newborns. Chiropractors use an array of therapies to treat their patients. One of the most common therapies is spinal manipulative therapy or chiropractic treatment, in which precise, hands-on adjustments are made to the vertebrae of the spine. These adjustments target the joints of the spine, aiming to create more room for the joint to move around.
After an assessment of your child’s spine, the chiropractor will perform a gentle adjustment using either his or her hands or a small tool. Chiropractors also use other therapies to treat the spine or any other part of the musculoskeletal system that is causing their patients trouble, like knees or wrists. Examples include soft tissue therapy, like massage, and at-home exercises. This adjustment, alongside the use of chiropractic therapies, serves to remove the subluxation.