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 »
Preventing Overuse Injury In Child Athlete
Overuse injury is common among the child athlete. Unfortunately, 50% are preventable with the proper awareness and protocols. The following are some practical steps to take to help prevent overuse injuries. 1) Get an annual pre-participation physical. It is typical that most high schools and middle schools will require a physical, there are many summer… 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 »