A natural solution to relieve and manage pain and discomfort caused by growing pains.
Understanding growing pains and how you and your child could help manage them with routine chiropractic care.
Chiropractic for Growing Pains
Growing pains typically impact children during the adolescent and teenage years of life. When a child experiences this condition, it causes their legs to feel minor to severe cramps. They can also experience pain in their back. Kids often start dealing with this condition when they are about 3 years old. This condition normally lasts for about 1-2 years.
Growing pains can occur frequently, or they can happen intermittently. Young people between the ages of 12-14 are often the most affected. This ailment is not the result of some type of disease, but it can result from a problem within the nervous system. Normally, kids deal with growing pains when they use their legs too much for playing or exercise.
How do growing pains affect young people?
Growing pain causes young people to experience pain in their legs and/or back. Sometimes the pain can be severe enough to wake a child from their sleep. In some cases, it can even prevent a child from their daily activities and functions. However, this condition is temporary, and it is not life threatening.
What remedies for this condition?
Most kids can overcome growing pains by simply resting, staying off of their legs for a while and by outgrowing this problem. Massages also help children to alleviate pain. Doctors might prescribe child medications for pain relief. Chiropractors also provide assistance by examining a child’s body to determine if there is a deeper cause.
Growing pains can also result from some type of emotional condition. A chiropractor can examine a young person’s nervous system to see if their growing pains are caused by some type of problem with their nervous system.
They can closely examine the spine and/or the brain to see if anything is out of order. If they find something, they will consult with parents and provide the best treatment options possible. Growing pains might cause problems for children, but they shouldn’t stop them from living a good quality of life.