Parents often say that they were not sure if their child really had a problem or was just looking for attention. In 15 years of chiropractic paediatric practice I have never come across a child that had invented their pain. Kids have more interesting ways of using their time!
It is not normal for children to suffer from headaches and if the common causes (dehydration, fatigue, eyestrain) have been eliminated then it may well be that their neck is out of alignment. Muscle spasm in the neck can also make it difficult for a child to concentrate and if the cause was birth trauma they may not even know they’ve got spasm and discomfort – it’s been there all their life………
“Growing pains” or leg cramps are often a sign that the pelvis is our to alignment – adult patients with long term lower back problems will often tell me they suffered as a child.
So, please listen to, and observe, your children and if they are uncomfortable – get a McTimoney chiropractor to check them over.
Rebecca Taylor DC McTimoney Chiropractor, GCC Reg 00916, BUPA Registered for more information go to http://www.coweschiropracticclinic.co.uk/