Dr. Anderson has worked with many children in our practice in NE Minneapolis. As a parent, there is no more terrible feeling than seeing your child in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Recent research indicates that more parents of kids with chronic neurological issues are starting to use chiropractic and other alternative treatments 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, researchers reviewed over 200 questionnaires completed regarding both male and female patients with an average age of roughly 10 years old. The conditions of the patients ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
The group found that around 60% of the parents interviewed had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most widely used CAM methods were massage and chiropractic care. Multi-vitamins were the most used CAM products.
In the surveys assessed, most participants reported that they found good health benefits with CAM and appreciated the negligible 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 provider .
In a previous study involving the same two medical centers, researchers analyzed 939 questionnaires completed by parents who had children with serious symptoms. Just as before, the parents were in agreement that CAM supplements and treatments like chiropractic care were used frequently and very effective when working with kids who suffered with chronic disorders. The ones mentioned in the study were disorders relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Both of these studies point out the many advantages of using complementary and alternative treatments like chiropractic care when helping a son or daughter cope their chronic condition. It offers an alternative that doesn't create detrimental problems and focuses on complete body wellness, making it optimal for children with chronic ailments.
You want the best for your youngsters and Dr. Anderson is here to provide a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Anderson a call today at (612) 354-2231 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.