Chiropractic is Safe for Children


by Dr. Ken Whidden, DC, of Emerald Coast Chiropractic

Chiropractic adjustments are safe for patients of all ages.

a chiropractic-healthy child at the beachObviously a different technique will be used on an eighty-five year old woman with osteoporosis than the technique use when treating a twenty year old college football player.

The benefits of chiropractic care for children have become increasingly evident as the number of children receiving chiropractic care continues to rise. Chiropractic research has overwhelmingly shown the benefit of chiropractic care for children.

Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports.

Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.

Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.


Dr. Whidden is a retired U.S. Navy pilot turned chiropractor in Destin, Florida. Emerald Coast Chiropractic, finding solutions to today’s health care issues.