At West End Chiropractic and Wellness, we help focus on the needs of you and your family. With over 15 years of experience, we are Minneapolis and the Western suburbs leading health and wellness center. Our diverse team allows us to help almost any patient with any type of problem. What most parents don’t realize, is how important chiropractic care can be for kids. A swedish study of 131 students ages 10-13 years old compared the spinal health of students with and without pain. A surprising finding was that parents significantly under-reported their child’s experience of pain.
The study found a wide discrepancy between what the children and parents reported regarding the child’s health. Children rated their experience and frequency of pain on surveys, prior to the assessment. Parents were asked separately to answer the same questions on behalf of their children.
31% of children reported that they “often” had neck pain and/or headaches, compared with 6% of parents. Similarly, 61% of children reported trauma to the head and/or neck region but only 20% of the parents said that their children had experienced such trauma.
Significance of these findings for chiropractors:
- 40% of students ages 10-13 may some experience neck pain and/or headaches
- Parents may not be aware of the presence of pain in their children or the history of head trauma
- Children reported that computer use and long period of reading made pain worse
Chiropractic Care is a safe and gentle approach to help eliminate neck pain, back pain, headaches, boost immune system, eliminate colds and sickness in your kids. Our doctors are some of the leaders in their profession in the Twin Cities.
If your looking for a natural, safe way to help eliminate your child’s pain or discomfort call West End Chiropractic and Wellness today. Call us at (952) 500-8477 or visit us online at www.westendchiromn.com