Why do children need to have their spines checked? Children have special needs. From birth on, a child's nervous system needs to be checked. Research shows that Chiropractic is the best treatment for ear infections, colic, headaches, and many other childhood ailments. Treating common ailments of childhood with drugs doesn't allow the body's natural immune system to develop. Additionally, to burden a child's body with drugs when the child is busy forming organs and building the body may produce disastrous results in the long run.