In part I we discussed kids wearing heavy backpacks (link to that article) and the concerns healthcare providers raise about possible long term effects of misuse of backpacks by children. In part II we discuss warning signs of improper backpack use and recommendations for proper use to avoid aches and pains and future problems.
Drs. Katie and Quintin Sleigh of Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights are concerned with the increasing numbers of kids experiencing back pain much earlier in their lives. One common cause of this may be overloaded, improperly worn, improperly sized backpacks. Many kids want to get the backpack that fits their current interests and style. However, Drs. Katie and Quintin warn that caving into their demands may be setting them up for back injury and pain, as well as neck pain and headaches.
Dr. Katie Sleigh, a chiropractor in Arlington Heights, IL, reports that she is often asked by parents when they should bring their child in to see a chiropractor. Infants and kids don’t commonly complain of headaches or back pain, the typical symptoms that motivate adults to see a chiropractor. Many parents do bring their kids in with hopes that chiropractic care can help ailments such as torticollis, colic, bedwetting, and constipation. BUT should a parent wait until their child has those or other symptoms to have them checked?
Many adults have the misconception about chiropractic care that it is painful and very forceful. So when Dr. Katie Sleigh, of Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, IL, mentions she does chiropractic adjustments for many children and infants, she commonly gets gasps of disbelief and wide open, surprised eyes. Sleigh asserts that pediatric chiropractic care is very safe for infants and children of all ages. This does not mean that every child should be adjusted by a chiropractor. However, Dr. Katie believes that every child should at least be checked by a chiropractor.
The entire family may be stressed when a child has an ear infection. Most parents struggle with feeling helpless when their child is in pain and isn’t feeling well. Chiropractic care may benefit millions of children who suffer with painful ear infections and a great way to help your kids avoid and get rid of common childhood ear infections.
Below is the full transcript of our new video about stretches to help get rid of hip, low back, and leg pain for pregnant women. Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh demonstrate the stretch in the YouTube video entitled “Stretches Relieve Hip, Low Back and Leg Pain In Pregnancy.”
Low back pain has become an accepted part of pregnancy for many moms to be. Bad posture in pregnant women is a very common cause of low back pain. However, there are safe and natural ways to get rid of this type of pain through proper posture and chiropractic care.
Sciatica leg pain is a common complaint in pregnant women. Sciatica commonly interferes with the ability to walk and sleep. But it doesn’t have to be something that a pregnant woman has to deal with throughout pregnancy. There is a natural way to get pain relief. This painful problem can often times be relieved by a chiropractor who uses the Webster Technique.
I know exercise is very important for the health of pregnant women as a chiropractor with a special focus on working with women during pregnancy. I am often asked by expectant women what types of exercise are safe and beneficial during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is one of the most common recommendations that I give.
Here is the full transcript of our new YouTube video about the chiropractic Webster Technique. It discusses how regular chiropractic care can ensure a safer, shorter, less painful labor and delivery. You can find the video on our Webster Technique page.