Back Pain in Kids
When it comes to chiropractors and back pain, the two go hand-in-hand. But back pain is traditionally seen as a condition that only plagues adults. Rarely, if ever, is back pain diagnosed in children and teenagers.
Although we generally don’t associate back pain with children, studies show that back pain occurs between 14% and 24% of kids and that the rate of back pain in children increases with age.
The most common causes of chronic back pain include:
Muscle weakness and stiffness
Weak core muscles
Pain from overuse
Pain from physical activity
With regard to treating back pain in children, the good news is that the majority of occurrences can be treated without medication or invasive procedures.
How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Back Pain in Kids
A common misconception among people is that chiropractic care isn’t safe for children. The underlying fear is that the manipulation of their child’s spine and neck will hurt them rather than help them.
But chiropractors who are trained to work with children are able to perform gentle, micro-adjustments that in no way cause harm. And because chiropractic adjustments are a noninvasive treatment option, it’s the ideal way to treat your child’s back pain.
Not only do regular chiropractic adjustments help treat back pain in kids, but it also improves their immunity and nervous system, leading to an overall healthy lifestyle and development!
To learn more about how chiropractic care can be used to help treat your child or teenager’s back pain, contact us today!