Kids and Chiropractic

Written by Dr Dampier on . Posted in Articles

Back and neck pain is not something that is limited to the adult world. Children are little versions of a grown up and therefore anatomically are almost identical, yet they are still growing and developing and are in constant change. It is vital for their adult world to take their pain seriously and to really look into it before deciding it’s just the normal “growing pains”. The correct attention to chronic pain in children can allow them to develop into pain free adults who are far more in tune with their bodies and able to recognise when there is a problem and prevent it getting worse. It is not only vital for their physical development but it teaches them to take responsibility for their own health and to take charge when their bodies are sore, this will install a much healthier attitude towards their bodies (Dampier, D)

Here is some science for those of you who are still not convinced, According to a recent study that tracked the incidence of back and neck pain from childhood to adolescence, one in 10 children (age 9) suffer from neck pain and one in three suffer back pain. The percentages dip a bit at age 13, but then climb dramatically by age 15.

Here’s what the research shows:

Percentage Reporting Neck Pain Percentage Reporting Back Pain
Age 9: 10% Age 9: 33%
Age 13: 7% Age 13: 28%
Age 15: 15% Age 15: 48%

That’s right: By age 15, nearly one in six adolescents report neck pain and nearly one in two report back pain. Now that’s a serious health issue requiring serious attention.

Back and neck pain affect people of all ages; that’s the bottom line. If your children haven’t seen a doctor of chiropractic yet, there’s no better time than now – regardless of whether they’re complaining of pain in the back, neck or elsewhere.

After all, preventing pain before it starts is the secret to lasting health and wellness. And don’t your children deserve that as much as you do?

That’s right: By age 15, nearly one in six adolescents report neck pain and nearly one in two report back pain. Now that’s a serious health issue requiring serious attention.

Back and neck pain affect people of all ages; that’s the bottom line. If your children haven’t seen a doctor of chiropractic yet, there’s no better time than now – regardless of whether they’re complaining of pain in the back, neck or elsewhere.

After all, preventing pain before it starts is the secret to lasting health and wellness. And don’t your children deserve that as much as you do.

Sourced from CASA: http://www.chiropractic.co.za/news/Kids-Need-Chiropractic,-Too/index.html

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Dr Dampier

Dr Dampier

Dr. Donielle Dampier has a Masters in Chiropractic and loves sports such as mountain biking and tennis. Her interest in sport gives her a great understanding for an athlete’s mind and how important their sport is to them. Donielle loves working with every kind of human from young to old, from fit to not so fit. She believe her profession gives her the opportunity to treat and improve anybody’s quality of life. We not here for a long time so we may as well be here for a good time!

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