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Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments: Lifelong Benefits

by Oasis Wellness Partners on July 21, 2023       Scarborough’s Oasis Wellness Partners

Many of our patients are surprised to learn we treat children for many of the same ailments as adults, including headaches! It is amazing to us that patients will come to our office for headaches, yet their child is left at home with headaches as well, NOT being treated. Often, it’s because they didn’t realize some of the same things causing their headaches may be causing their child’s headache. Many rely on their own experience of never having seen a Chiropractor as a child, much has changed.

If your child is experiencing headaches, please make an appointment with our office and our highly trained chiropractic physicians will diagnose and treat the problem accordingly.

Don’t let your children fall victim to the same health problems you have. Get your children checked out early, take care of small problems before they become big problems. Start your children off with a lifetime of good health, exercise, and fitness.

We’re happy to blog and educate our readers about children’s health issues. In particular two health issues that have been raised lately by two new studies. The first study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This study investigated high blood pressure in adolescents.

Researchers compared average systolic (bottom number) and diastolic (top number) blood pressure among children aged 8-17, and evaluated their body mass index. They found since 1999 blood pressure had gone up 1.4 mg Hg for systolic and 3.3 mg HG for diastolic. Meaning children have higher blood pressure at the same age than they did 5 years ago. The researchers noted a strong correlation between being overweight and having high systolic blood pressure.

The study remarked that like many health problems that people feel in their fifties, they often start in childhood. Rather than have your children suffer heart disease in their fifties, why not start them on regular check-up, diet and exercise to prevent these problems from occurring.

The second study of significance was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The study looked at sleep patterns and television watching. The first disturbing fact in the study was that 30% of children with an average age of 14, watch three hours or more of television per day. The study found children who watched three or more hours of TV per day were at a significantly elevated risk for sleep problems as an early adult and into adulthood.

This means by watching too much TV as a child, you will decrease your sleep during childhood, but also into early adulthood. The researchers concluded by saying, “The American Academy of Pediatrics had recommended that youth NOT watch more than 1 to 2 hours of television per day.” That sounds like good advice to us.

Just so you know, this advice is not something that we simply pulled off the shelf. These are the approaches that we employ with our own children. Learn more about chiropractic care for children by calling us here at Scarborough’s Oasis Wellness Partners today!

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