Many people know chiropractic care is an effective treatment for adults, but did you know it can also be a powerful pediatric treatment? A recent study demonstrates just how much chiropractic care can benefit children and adolescents.
One twelve year-old boy suffered from vertigo, neck pain, and migraines so much that he was forced to miss over half of his school days for the past several years. In this study, the boy began visiting a chiropractor 3-4 times a week and later, once a month.
After the first week, the boy stopped experiencing migraines and neck pain completely. At first, his vertigo attacks decreased in severity and frequency and eventually, the vertigo attacks stopped occurring at all. With significantly reduced pain, the boy was able to attend school more frequently. His number of absences decreased by 75%, drastically improving his ability to stay involved in school.
This case study offers hope for adolescents and children suffering from vertigo, migraines, and neck pain. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment on its own or as an addition to conventional treatment.
Kelly, D., Holt, K; Resolution of Vertigo, Migraines and Neck Pain in a 12 Year Old Boy Receiving Chiropractic Care – A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic; 2010. 4:150-153.