According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it is becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care for back pain. In fact, it has been said that nearly one in three adolescents report back pain. I have also seen an increase in the number of children presenting with back pain and discomfort in practice over the last few years. There can be a number of causes for back pain in children and sometimes, all of the expensive tests and scans may not be able to find the exact cause of the problem. So what are the common causes for back pain in children and how can we help? Continue reading to find out.
Teens are playing more and more sports these days. I have noticed it recently at my chiropractic practice when trying to book them in for follow up visits. It is getting harder to find free time that is not taken up with all of the sports they are playing. We all know that sport and exercise is good for you and is a very important thing to include in your daily schedule, but can too much sport be a bad thing? Well, according to some research out of Switzerland and Canada, too much sport CAN be a bad thing. How much is too much? Continue reading to find out.
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