Chiropractic for Kids
Dr. Bhasin has worked with many children in our clinic in Salem, OR. As a parent, there is no worse feeling than seeing your kids in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Maybe you're concerned about the side effects of the medications or maybe even conventional approaches to pain management haven't helped.
Recent research suggests that more parents of kids with chronic neurological conditions are turning to chiropractic and other complementary and alternative therapies to help their children live normal, pain-free lives.
Canadian Study Results
In one investigation of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, researchers looked at 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.
The group found that around 60% of the parents surveyed had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most prevalent CAM methods were massage and chiropractic adjustments. Multi-vitamins were the most utilized CAM products.
In the surveys evaluated, most participants found that they had good health results 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 primary-care provider.
In a previous study involving the same two hospitals, specialists reviewed 939 questionnaires submitted by parents who had children with serious illnesses. 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 dealing with kids who struggled with chronic conditions. The ones mentioned in the report were conditions pertaining to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Better Communication Means Improved Outcomes
Both of these reports point out the advantages of using complementary and alternative therapy like chiropractic care when helping a child manage their long-term condition. Chiropractic offers an alternative that does not create detrimental complications and focuses on total body wellness, making it perfect for children with chronic health issues.
Dr. Bhasin is here to provide you with a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Bhasin a call today at (503) 390-1552 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.