New Research Shows: Chiropractic Care for Children is Safe and Effective| Mobile Chiropractic Wellness


September 16, 2009 Jeanne Ohm, DC

New Research Shows:

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) ground breaking study, The Safety and
Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice-Based Research
Network, was published this month in the prestigious, biomedical journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and
Healing. The objective of this study was to describe the practice of pediatric chiropractic, including its safety
and effectiveness.

The results of the study determined that the indicated primary reason for chiropractic care of children was
“wellness care.” The most common reasons for parents seeking symptom relief care were muscles conditions,
ear, nose, throat, respiratory and digestive disorders. Out of 577 children, doctors reported only 3 adverse
events. Out of 239 children, parents reported only two adverse events. These events were minor discomfort
after the adjustment and were readily resolved with continued adjustments. All children remained under
chiropractic care. Both parents and doctors indicated a high rate of improvement with respect to the children’s
presenting complaints. In addition to these improvements, respondents reported better sleeping patterns,
improvements in behavior and , improved immune system function while under chiropractic care.
Dr. Joel Alcantara, ICPA Research Director and presenting author said, “ this paper shows the preliminary
results of the ICPA’s Children’s PBRN – Phase One. Phase two is well under way and we have initiated similar
research pertinent to pregnancy. We are pleased that a major CAM Journal respects the importance of
chiropractic care for children and we foresee greater collaboration with the CAM community on the importance
of chiropractic care for children.

Dr. Daniel B. Woods of Mobile Chiropractic Wellness in N.Y., a family chiropractor and member of the ICPA says, ” I am pleased to be affiliated with an organization dedicated to chiropractic family wellness research. It is wonderful to see research substantiating the safety of chiropractic care for children and the overwhelming satisfaction of parents with children under care”

The ICPA is the oldest and largest pediatric organization in the chiropractic profession. Their mission is
Research, Training and Public Education on behalf of family wellness. To find our more about chiropractic and
children or to locate a doctor who cares for children visit
Visit the ICPA practitioner web site to view the abstract.


Copyright © 2009 International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) all rights reserved. All or part of this
message may be retransmitted for information purposes, but may not be used for any communal purpose, posted on a
web site, or used in any non-ICPA publication (other than that of an ICPA affiliate) without the permission of the ICPA.
ICPA – Press Release…


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