Dr. Keith has worked with many little ones in our clinic in Rockwall, . As a parent, there is no worse feeling than seeing your kids in pain and being unable to do anything about it. Perhaps you're concerned about the side effects of the medications or maybe even these traditional approaches to managing pain haven't helped. Recent research indicates that more parents of children with chronic neurological conditions are turning to chiropractic and other noninvasive therapies to help their children live normal, pain-free lives.
In one study of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the authors looked at over 200 questionnaires completed regarding both male and female patients of an average age of almost 10 years old. The conditions of the participants ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
The group found that roughly 60% of the parents questioned had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most widely used CAM methods were massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments. Multi-vitamins were the most used CAM products.
In the surveys assessed, most participants found that they found good health results with CAM and appreciated the minimal or completely non-existent side effects. They also pointed out that when choosing to use CAM products, it is always important to tell your primary-care doctor.
In a prior study involving the same two hospitals, specialists analyzed 939 questionnaires submitted by parents who had kids with chronic symptoms. Just as before, the parents agreed that CAM products and treatments such as chiropractic care were employed frequently and very beneficial when dealing with children who suffered with chronic illnesses. The ones discussed in the report were ailments relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Both of these studies point out the many advantages of using complementary and alternative medicine like chiropractic care when helping a son or daughter deal their long-term health issues. It offers an alternative that does not create negative side effects and focuses on complete body health, making it perfect for children with chronic medical conditions.
You want the best for your children and Dr. Keith is here to provide you with a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Keith a call today at (972) 771-9448 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.