Dr. Thorburns Health Tip – Children and Chiropractic
Greetings to you,
Chiropractic care is becoming more and more popular for kids these days. According to a study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, children make an estimated 30 million annual visits to Doctors of Chiropractic. Results from a recent survey found that DCs are the alternative practitioners most often consulted by pediatric patients.
Although most adults (83%) consult DCs for musculoskeletal conditions (relating to the muscles and bones), children frequently visit DCs for respiratory problems, ear, nose, and throat problems, and general preventive care. Common pediatric conditions treated by DCs include ear infections, asthma, allergies, infantile colic, and bedwetting.
In addition, a recent study published in a Chiropractic Medical Journal suggests that chiropractic care may offer significant benefits to children suffering from learning disabilities and dyslexia. By stimulating the nerve pathways, chiropractic adjustments help the functions necessary for learning.
Most importantly, spinal misalignments that come from childhood sports, injuries, and even the birthing process, can be prevented from progressing into more serious disease in later years, if chiropractic care is provided regularly to a child.
Until next time…
Yours in health,
Dr. Charlene Thorburn D.C., R.N.
Chiropractor and Nutritional Consultant
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
1612 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506 http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com