Dr. Green has worked with many children in Estero, FL. As a mom or dad, there is no worse experience than seeing your kids in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Perhaps you're worried about the side effects of drugs or maybe even these conventional approaches to pain management haven't helped. Recent research proposes that more parents of kids with chronic conditions are turning to chiropractic and other complementary and alternative medicine treatments to help their kids live a normal, pain-free life.
In one study of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, researchers reviewed over 200 surveys completed regarding both male and female patients with an average age of almost 10 years old. The diagnosis of the patients ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
Around 60% of participating parents had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their child. The most prevalent CAM methods tested were therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustments , and multi-vitamins were the most utilized CAM supplements.
In the surveys reviewed, most participants reported that they found positive health benefits with CAM and appreciated the negligible or completely non-existent side effects. They 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 involving the same two hospitals, specialists reviewed 939 questionnaires submitted by parents who had kids with chronic illnesses there for medical care. Just as before, the parents also highly agreed that CAM products and treatments such as chiropractic care were used quite often and very beneficial when working with kids who suffered with chronic conditions. The ones discussed in the study were conditions relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Better Communication Means Better Outcomes
Both of these reports point out the many advantages of using complementary and alternative therapy like chiropractic care when helping a son or daughter deal with their long-term health issues. It offers an alternative that does not create detrimental side effects and focuses on total body health, making it optimal for children with chronic health problems.
You want the best for your children and Dr. Green is here to provide you with a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Green a call today at (239) 495-1166 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.