Dr. Kauffman has worked with many little ones in our clinic in Loveland, OH. As a mom or dad, there is no more terrible feeling than seeing your kids in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Maybe you're nervous about the side effects of the medicines or maybe even these traditional approaches to pain management haven't made much of a difference. Recent research indicates that more parents of kids with chronic neurological issues are starting to use chiropractic and other noninvasive treatments to help their kids live normal, pain-free lives.
In one investigation of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the authors reviewed over 200 surveys completed regarding both male and female patients of an average age of roughly 10 years old. The conditions of the patients spanned from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
They found that roughly 60% of the parents interviewed had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most prevalent CAM treatments were therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustments. Multi-vitamins were the most used CAM products.
In the surveys assessed, most participants found that they found positive health results with CAM and appreciated the negligible or completely non-existent side effects. They also noted 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 hospitals, 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 such as chiropractic care were employed frequently and very beneficial when working with children who struggled with chronic disorders. The ones reported in the study were disorders relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Both of these reports point out the benefits of using complementary and alternative treatments like chiropractic care when helping a little one manage their chronic condition. It offers an alternative that does not create harmful problems and focuses on complete body health, making it optimal for children with chronic health problems.
You want the best for your youngsters and Dr. Kauffman is here to provide a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Kauffman a call today at (513) 444-4529 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.