Parents Underestimate Teen Headaches and Neck Pain

Recurrent neck pain and headaches are among the most commonly occurring types of pain during childhood and preadolescence. Despite its prevalence, many parents underestimate the extent of their children’s head and neck pain. In a 2009 study, 31% of preteens reported experiencing headache and neck pain “often” but parents were frequently unaware of their child’s pain.…

Kids with Migraine: How Chiropractic Can Help

Headaches are common in children, but their treatment presents a challenge for doctors. The medical approach to treating children with headaches involves both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. To add to the evidence of the safety and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy, a team of researchers recently published a case report of chiropractic care for a…

Medical patients have improved outcomes with chiropractic

Although research shows chiropractic is effective for back pain relief, its role in the traditional medical treatment of back pain is still unclear. In a recent article from the medical journal Spine, researchers sought to determine the effects of incorporating chiropractic adjustments into standard medical care for back pain. They divided a group of military personnel with back pain…

Medication overuse causes millions headaches

While most people’s immediate response to a headache is to reach for the medicine cabinet, new research suggests the very drugs meant to decrease your pain could be making it worse. Up to a million people in the UK suffer from severe headaches as a result of taking too many painkillers, according to the BBC. Often,…

Chiropractic treatments for pediatric plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, is a common musculoskeletal complaint. It can occur at all age groups, although it occurs most frequently in adults. It is considered to be an overuse symptom which develops over time due to repeated stress. A recent case study sought to examine the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments for treating pediatric plantar fasciitis.…