Omaha Chiropractor for Kids
Our chiropractors have worked with many children in our practice in Omaha, NE. As a mother or father, there is no worse experience than seeing your child in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Perhaps you're concerned about the side effects of the drugs or maybe even these conventional approaches to pain management haven't helped. Recent research proposes that more parents of children with chronic neurological conditions turning to chiropractic and other complementary and alternative therapy treatments to help their kids live a normal, pain-free life.
Canadian Study Results
In one study of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the authors looked at over 200 surveys that included both boy and girl patients with an average age of almost 10 years old. The diagnosis of the patients ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
The team found that around 60% of the parents had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most prevalent CAM methods considered were therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustments. Multi-vitamins were the most used CAM products.
In the surveys assessed, most participants reported that they found positive health results with CAM and appreciated the fact that there were almost no side effects. Researchers also pointed out that if you do choose to use CAM products, it is always best to disclose this to your practitioner (such as when taking multi-vitamins that may interact with a prescription).
In a prior study that involves the same two medical centers, researchers analyzed 939 questionnaires completed by parents who had children with chronic illnesses there for medical care. Just as before, the parents also highly agreed that CAM supplements and treatments such as chiropractic care were used quite often and very effective when working with children who suffered with chronic disorders. The ones mentioned in the report were disorders relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Better Communication Equals Better Results
Both of these reports point out the advantages of using complementary and alternative treatments like chiropractic care when helping a son or daughter manage with their chronic condition. It offers an alternative that doesn't create undesirable problems and focuses on total body wellness, making it great for children with chronic health issues.
You want the best for your children and Dr. Drummond and Dr. Sherrick are here to provide you with a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Spinal Balance Health Center a call today at (402) 452-3400 for an appointment.
Galicia-Connolly E, et al. CAM Use in Pediatric Neurology: An Exploration of Concurrent Use with Conventional Medicine. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4).
Adams D, et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by Pediatric Specialty Outpatients. Pediatrics 2013; 131; 225.