Chiropractic for Kids in Urbana, OH
Dr. Donay has worked with many children in our practice in Urbana, OH. As a mother or father, there is no worse experience than seeing your kids in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Maybe you're concerned about the side effects of the medicines or maybe even these conventional approaches to pain management haven't helped. Recent research suggests that more parents of kids with chronic neurological conditions are turning to chiropractic and other complementary and alternative treatments to help their children live normal, pain-free lives.
Canadian Study Results
In one investigation of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, researchers looked at over 200 surveys completed regarding both male and female patients with an average age of almost 10 years old. The diagnosis of the patients ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.
The team found that around 60% of the parents surveyed had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most prevalent CAM methods were massage and chiropractic care. 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 minimal or completely non-existent side effects. They also pointed out that if you do choose to use CAM products, it is always best to disclose this to your primary-care provider .
In a prior study that involves the same two medical centers, researchers analyzed 939 questionnaires completed by parents who had kids with serious illnesses. Just as before, the parents also highly agreed that CAM supplements and treatments such as chiropractic care were used quite often and very helpful when working with kids who suffered with chronic illnesses. The ones discussed in the report were conditions relating to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.
Improved Communication Equals Better Outcomes
Both of these studies point out the advantages of using complementary and alternative treatments like chiropractic care when helping a little one manage their long-term condition. It offers an alternative that doesn't create harmful side effects and focuses on complete body health, making it perfect for children with chronic health problems.
You want the best for your children and Dr. Donay is here to provide you with a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Donay a call today at (937) 653-5353 for an appointment.
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