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With the back-to-school routine in full swing, it’s time to leave the carefree days of summer behind and get back into the routine. For many kids and teenagers, that means long days—and heavy loads. Heavy backpacks and the backpack pain they cause can contribute to lasting changes in spinal column compression and curvature in the lower back. Those changes are dangerous for anyone, especially growing children.
Millions of kids suffer with ear infections that many times become a chronic problem leading to ear tubes. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, three out of four children will be diagnosed with an ear infection by the age of three. Ear infections are the most common reason for childhood visits to the pediatrician. Although research shows that antibiotics are not the most effective treatment for ear infections, 96%-98% of physicians immediately treat ear infections with antibiotics. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a ‘watch-and-wait-approach‘ based on the evidence-based research. This research indicates that antibiotics are rarely effective and actually lead to repeated ear infections. Many parents are becoming concerned with antibiotic resistance and are looking for other solutions to help with ear infections.
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neuro behavioral disorder in children today with 1 in 10 kids being diagnosed. This prevalence has sky rocketed over the past generation. Following diagnosis, children are commonly given a prescription for Ritalin. This medication is a schedule II controlled substance that has effects similar to both amphetamines and cocaine. As more parents are learning about the effects of medication on their children, they are looking to alternative treatments for ADHD. Pediatric chiropractic care can be an effective, natural, and very safe option for parents.
Torticollis is a condition characterized by a head to tilt to one side. In infants and children, this condition is commonly caused by intrauterine position and the birth process itself. Infants with this problem will tend to have difficulty feeding on one side and may develop plagiocephaly (see below for more information). Pediatric chiropractic care is a very effective way to resolve this problem.
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?
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