Here’s a little update on that “American Chiropractic Assocation”
Studies are beginning to show that chiropractic can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, colic and bedwetting.”
Hmmm that is not from 100 years ago. And more info:
An article titled “The Child Patient: A Matrix for Chiropractic Care” in a 2005 edition of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, for example, stated: “Any alteration in form or function in the child may signal the presence of subluxation, and the subluxation may in turn alter the physiology of the child.”8 For wellness and prevention reasons, parents are advised that children should visit a chiropractor 6 to12 times a year to be checked for subluxations.8
Those don’t sound like a lot of nice chiropractors treating back and neck pain from car accidents. Sounds like preying on worried parents.
And kids are dying, getting paralyzed, and injured by manipulation:
A systematic review of 13 studies published up to June 2004 uncovered 14 significant manipulation-related injuries in children up to18 years of age, 9 of which were serious (e.g., subarachnoidal hemorrhage, paraplegia) and 2 of which were fatal (one child died from a brain hemorrhage and another from dislocation of the atlas following neck manipulation).
In 20 cases of harm caused by delayed diagnosis as a result of using manipulation, 7 involved a delayed diagnosis of cancer; 2 children died because of delayed treatment for meningitis.
The “manipulator” missed what a pediatrician would not - cancer and meningitis. A stiff neck in a child is a classic sign of meningitis. Back pain in a child is rare. So rare that it should be a giant red flag that something serious is going on medically…