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Can Children Get Subluxations?



Yes, children can get subluxations. Subluxation is a term used to describe a partial dislocation of a vertebral joint, and it can occur in people of all ages, including children. Children are more susceptible to subluxations due to the frequent falls, sports injuries, and growth spurts that occur during their development.


A chiropractor can help a child with a subluxation by providing manual adjustments to the affected spinal joint(s) in order to restore proper alignment and function. The goal of chiropractic care for children with subluxations is to reduce pain and discomfort, improve mobility and range of motion, and promote healing of the affected joint(s).


In addition to manual adjustments, a chiropractor may also use other therapies such as massage, stretching and exercise, and nutrition advice to support the child's overall health and well-being.

It is important to note that chiropractic care for children should always be performed by a licensed chiropractor who has training and experience in pediatric care. If a child has a subluxation, a chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for that child's specific needs.


The symptoms of subluxation in a child can vary depending on the extent of the misalignment and the location of the affected vertebral joint(s). Some common symptoms of subluxation in children include:

  1. Pain or discomfort in the neck, back, or extremities

  2. Reduced range of motion or difficulty moving certain parts of the body

  3. Muscle spasms or tightness

  4. Decreased ability to perform physical activities or participate in sports

  5. Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs

  6. Poor posture or spinal misalignment

  7. Persistent headaches


Some people choose chiropractic care for children to address specific health concerns, such as back or neck pain, headaches, or sports injuries. Others chose chiropractic care to help improve overall health and wellness by correcting misalignments in the spine that may interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system.


Chiropractic care for children can offer a number of potential benefits, including:

  1. Pain relief: Chiropractic care can help relieve pain from conditions such as headaches, back or neck pain, or sports injuries.

  2. Improved mobility: Chiropractic adjustments can help improve the range of motion in joints and reduce stiffness.

  3. Better sleep: Children who receive chiropractic care may experience improved sleep patterns and better quality sleep.

  4. Boosted immunity: By improving nervous system function, chiropractic care may help boost the immune system and help the body better fight off illness and disease.

  5. Improved posture: Regular chiropractic care can help correct spinal misalignments that may contribute to poor posture.

  6. Reduced stress: Chiropractic care may help reduce stress on the nervous system, leading to improved overall health and wellness.


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