Your Say: Safe for babies to receive ‘gentle’ chiropractic care
The Chiropractic Association (Singapore), or TCA(S), is heartened that there is more awareness about paediatric chiropractic care for those below 18, including babies, with increased utilisation of chiropractic as a non-invasive approach for wellness care.
First, paediatric chiropractic care is safe, gentle, and specific.
According to a research paper published in 2009 in the peer-reviewed journal, Explore, chiropractic responders indicated only three adverse events from 5,438 office visits involving the care of 577 children of an average age of 7.45 years.
To put that in perspective, reported adverse events only made up 0.055 per cent of total paediatric visits, and in these events were only limited to muscle stiffness which eventually self-resolved. There were no serious injuries reported.