Spinal Manipulative Therapy
- A 2020 systematic review showed evidence of the safety of spinal manipulative therapy in children under 10 years of age. The evidence showed that the most adverse events are mild including crying and soreness. Although there is a limited amount of research on manipulative therapy in pediatric patients, there is no evidence showing severe adverse events from spinal manipulative therapy on children under the age of 10.1
A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care in Pediatrics — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.