There is a common belief among many, especially insurance adjusters, that children cannot suffer a whiplash injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. One study of 3 English urban emergency departments over an 8-month period identified 105 children between the ages of 4-16 were involved in car crashes. Forty-nine or 47% experienced symptoms of… Read more »
Category: Children & Chiropractic
Overuse Injury In The Child Athlete
Overuse injury is a significant risk among children and teenage athletes. Repetitive training and performance can place excessive stress on the developing bones, joints, ligaments and musculature. Further, the child athlete, coaches and parents may not recognized the signs of an overuse injury. Sadly, it is estimated that 50% of the overuse injury in the… Read more »
Backpack Attack! – Children & Back Pain
60% Children Suffer Backpack Backpain! School is about to begin and many parents our shopping for school supplies. A main staple of the back to school shopping is a backpack pack. While it seems that this item is a simple choice, recent research has demonstrated it could cause back pain in your child. The U.S…. Read more »
Youth Pitching Injuries On The Rise!
Youth pitching injuries are on the rise, based on a 3 year study by Joseph Guettler, M.D. Despite pitching limits, serious injuries have risen to the point they are occurring 16 times more often than 30 years ago! Based on the research, Dr Guettler surmised the following reasons for the increase: 1. Some pitchers pitched… Read more »
Scoliosis – More Than Bad Posture!
What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, causing the spine to curve or twist into a “C” or “S” shape when viewed from the back of the patient. Scoliosis Facts The most common type is Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (scoliosis of unknown cause). Frequently occurs after the age of 10. More common… Read more »
Is Your Computer Workstation Hurting Your Child?
Advice For Parents: Children Need to Practice Good Computer Ergonomics, Too from the American Chiropractic Association At least 70 percent of America’s 30 million elementary school students use computers, according to a recent New York Times article. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the… Read more »
Children & Auto Injury
CHILDREN ALSO GET HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENTS It was recently relayed to me the comments of an individual regarding a child who had been involved in a motor vehicle collision. They had informed the mother that she did not need to take the child to a chiropractor. Unfortunately, it is common for people to feel… Read more »