Chiropractic adjustments for young children are extremely gentle and use no more pressure than you would apply to bruise a ripe peach. Adjustments are performed using a variety of treatment options including vibration, sustained pressure holds, and drop table to name a few. We also use a variety of treatment positions: sitting, standing, laying or even playing depending on your child's needs and their comfort level. Generally newborns and very young children do not cavitate, meaning they don’t make the “crack” sound adults may be aware of. As children get older more traditional techniques that adults have generally experienced are used, keeping in mind the age and size of the child – keeping the adjustment pressure gentle. As the joints and body develop it is more common that as children age they will start to have adjustments that do cavitate. Most children find the cavitation, when it does occur, funny and will laugh or giggle.