Can Children Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care has been used in the treatment of adults suffering from many different disorders and problems associated with the musculoskeletal system for generations. As an alternative, safe, and non-invasive part of a person’s wellness plan, it can expedite recovery while lowering pain and disability. But did you know that chiropractic care may be just as effective in helping children and adolescents in addition to adults suffering from a variety of illnesses or injuries? Many families already include chiropractic in their children’s pediatric care and even more are taking notice.
A recent case study centered around a 12 year old boy who was suffering from neck pain, migraines, and vertigo. His symptoms were so debilitating that he was only attending school 50 percent of the time. In the study, the boy engaged in chiropractic care 3-4 times per week for several weeks. He then transitioned to once a month chiropractic visits. The child continued to be monitored by both researchers and his regular pediatrician.
After one week of treatments, the child experienced a drastically lower number of migraines and reduced neck pain. Eventually, his vertigo attacks began to decrease in severity and by the end of the study they had ceased completely. Researchers were impressed with his rapid recovery from chronic issues he had suffered from for years. Once the study concluded, the child’s pain had reduced enough for him to return to school regularly. His family later reported that his absences had decreased by about 75 percent.
The results of this case study shows promise in the natural treatment of children and adolescents currently suffering from migraines and vertigo. This is especially important for families wanting a safe and non-invasive way to relieve their children of pain and suffering. Research has been conducted on the efficacy of children’s chiropractic care on other maladies such as colic, asthma, ADHD, and chronic ear infections and all have been shown to be successful. As further studies are conducted on the benefits of chiropractic care on children with more debilitating issues, the alternative treatment may soon be a common option for these kids. For now, talk to your pediatrician and chiropractor to see if your child could benefit from spinal manipulation. You may find them happier and healthier than ever before.