Chiropractic Care for Children

Taking a child or even a baby to a chiropractor? Is that safe? Is it necessary? Why would I want to do that???

These are all great questions, and I totally understand. Especially for parents who are unfamiliar with chiropractic. It may also be confusing for people who utilize chirorpactic for themselves, but may be suspicious of having their small children adjusted with the kind of treatments used on full grown adults. And last, but not least, is the controversy the medical profession imparts in discouraging chiropractic care for children.

To address these questions and dispel the myths, please take a look at the research studies, videos and testimonials. I hope this will encourage your confidence and trust in a very effective, natural and safe form of health care for your children.

The demand for chiropractic care for children continues to grow, but not because it's some heavily marketed fad with over-dramatized commercials. In fact, chiropractic, especially for pediatric care, has virtually no commercial marketing. The growth and demand comes from the referrals of parents who are excited at the success of a more natural approach for their child's health, and fed up with the risks and failures of the pharmaceutical drug approach.

Message for Parents

Chiropractic is a simple idea that has produced excellent results without drugs or surgery for over 120 years. The safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care makes it the most popular form of natural health care in the world.

Parents today have a desire for more natural solutions. With concerns over antibiotic abuse, the side effects from drugs and immunizations, and more invasive procedures, chiropractic care is now more attractive than ever.

During your child's care in our office, you can help us communicate the amazing power of the body to heal itself - if there isn't any nerve interference, poor foods or other toxins. Use simple occasions such as a cut finger, an everyday bruise or a stomach ache to remind your children that their body does the healing. Not drugs. Not bandages. And certainly not doctors.

Thank you for your trust in our service to your child's health and witness the miracle of healing!

The Real Truth About Chiropractic for Children

Chiropractic care for children is safe and effective, but not everyone is convinced of that. Instead of me telling you what I believe and have experienced, I thought it best to provide some research. I know, research articles are dry and boring. However, if you want the facts, here it is. These are well written and they are from peer reviewed research journals, and are considered strong and factual evidence for the topic of study. Click these links to see the articles.

A study of parents regarding their experience with Chiropractic care for their chileren.

Attitudes and Views on Chiropractic from US Midwives 

A Case of Middle Ear Infection Treated with Chiropractic Care

Care For Infant Colic with Chiropractic Manual Therapy as a Management Strategy

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in Infants 

The use of chiropractic care for the pediatric patients

One of the very best studies done on children's middle ear infections and the success of chiropractic care is below. For a hard copy of the study, please contact our office!
"The Role of the Chiropractic Adjustment in the Care and Treatment of 332 Children with Otitis Media".
By Joan M. Fallon, D.C. F.I.C.C.P.

Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, Volume 2, No. 2 1997

Parents share some testimonials about their child's care!

"Dr. Wilson is amazing at his job. I had a colick baby and she was constipated. He did few adjusted to her and she was like a whole new baby. I'd recommend all babies to go".         -- April Douglass, January 2018

"Both of my young children (ages 1 yr and 4 yrs) come to see Dr. Wilson on a regular basis. They both have been visiting the chiropractor since shortly after birth, and have been seen by Dr. Wilson since we moved to Galesburg a few years ago. I'm not necessarily a "crunchy" parent, but we do try to use other methods of wellness and health rather than running to the medical doctor for every problem. Dr. Wilson and the staff at [previous office] Chiropractic help us to continue that path of wellness. We are rarely sick in our house, but do get the occasional cold and when someone is not feeling good, we know to come in to the chiropractor first".    -- Leah Koch, March, 2015

"I have been seeing Dr. Wilson for awhile. I mentioned to him about my [10 yr. old] daughter's headaches and he told me he thought he could help. My daughter would come home from school last year frequently with headaches. They were so bad she would just lay on the couch and cry. We went to her physician and to the eye doctor to rule out any problems. She was nervous the first time we went but Dr. Wilson made her totally at ease. The first week we went, she went 3 times, then we gradually decreased her visits to where now she is going once every 2 weeks. AND.... NO HEADACHES!! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have her come home happy, with no pain! He is extremely gentle with her and now she actually looks forward to the visits! We both adore Dr. Wilson and his whole staff. They go out of their way to accommodate your schedule and they make you feel welcome and right at home as soon as you walk in the door. I, personally, have never had better care and I will always recommend Dr. Wilson to anyone looking for a chiropractor."     -- Terri McCrery October, 2008

The videos below share the insights of doctors, parents and even the media.