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7 reasons chiropractic care can help adolescent back pain

by Dr Andrew Billingham (guest contributor from Back in Action Chiropractic)  1st March 2017

Back pain


Research shows that our children’s posture is being dramatically compromised by the amount of hours that are spent on digital devices in our changing world.

Adolescent back pain affects more than 50% of school-age patients. Parents are often confounded by the frequency and urgency of the complaints because, in many instances, their teens continue to participate in sports or other extra-curricular activities. Growing pains, overuse and muscular strains are often attributable to the pain, which typically resolve with, stretching, and chiropractic care. A chiropractic exam will cover the following:

  • Spine range of motion – areas of reduced movement
  • Muscle spasm/imbalance 
  • Reflexes

A chiropractor checks the spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Nerve interference reduces the ability to transmit this vital information

Recent research by the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages.

7 reasons parents take their children to see a chiropractor:

.      To maximise their child’s neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).

.      To enhance their child’s overall health and wellbeing.

.                To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.

.      To improve spinal posture.

.      To improve their child’s ability to concentrate.

.      To assist with behavioural disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing.

.      To help alleviate digestive problems.



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