Perhaps you've visited a chiropractor in the past for for back or neck pain or headaches. Many people associate chiropractic care only with problems that directly involve the spine and normally plague adults. What you may not know is that chiropractic care can actually be very helpful for your children.

Take a look at three common childhood issues with answers that may lie in the hands of your local chiropractor:


Everyone's heard of colic, and most new parents fear it. If you've ever experienced it, you know that it's as distressing for you as a parent as it is for your child. Colic is diagnosed by the "rule of three" – when your baby cries for at least three hours, at least three days a week, for at least three weeks. But beyond that diagnosis, little is understood about what causes it, and common treatments such as dietary changes and gas medication are hit and miss.

It may surprise you to learn that chiropractic adjustment can be safely used on infants young enough to experience colic. What's more, chiropractic care has been shown to be more effective than most other commonly-touted colic remedies. Research has shown that 94% of colicky infants show improvement after a chiropractic adjustment.


ADHD is a condition that inhibits a child's ability to focus. This condition can profoundly impact a child's education, as well as their ability to socialize and enjoy various extracurricular activity. The most common treatment for ADHD is medication – usually powerful stimulants – that control symptoms but do not cure the condition.

For parents seeking a gentler, non-medication alternative treatment, chiropractic care may be a viable option. Chiropractic neurologists offer therapies that stimulate the brain and help it function more effectively. Experts in the field report that children receiving chiropractic therapy for ADHD show a two-grade-level improvement within the first three months of treatment. Unlike medication, which only shows results while the children are on it, chiropractic therapy makes permanent changes for the better.


As a parent, you expect the occasional wet sheets during the time that your child is toilet training. But for some children, nighttime accidents go on for far longer than toilet training. Late bedwetting can be a source of great frustration and embarrassment for both child and parent.

Chiropractic adjustment can improve the function of the nerves that control your child's urinary system, improving their ability to control their bladder while sleeping. One study of 171 children showed that a quarter of the children receiving chiropractic adjustment showed a 50% reduction in nighttime accidents.

If you're a parent looking for more natural and less invasive medical treatment for your child, chiropractic care should definitely be on your radar. Visit a local chiropractor to find out how they can improve your child's health.  Try contacting a company like Vanderloo Chiropractic for information and help.