Chronic Headache Child Help Chiropractic

16 Feb
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Research Review of paper on the Resolution Of Chronic Headache In A Child With The Help Of Chiropractic Care

Headaches happen in children more often that we realize as adults, apparently it happens in a third of children who are above 7 years old and half of children over 15 years old.  These headaches can greatly impact a child’s ability to think, connect to friends, and learn.  At such an important part of a child’s life – suffering with headaches is not acceptable.

Chiropractic care can be very helpful for a child suffering with headaches.  This is because Chiropractic care addresses the neck, spinal, jaw, and nerve component of the headaches – without the use of drugs or surgery.

Here is a case study that found improvement in an 8 year old girl who was suffering with neck pain and cervicogenic (neck pain creates the headache) headaches.  The girl also had poor postures and reduced movement of her neck.  After a chiropractic examination it was found that she had subluxations along her spine right up to the first vertebrae in her neck.  Not surprisingly, subluxations in this area of the spine can directly create headaches and tension in the neck.

Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headache & Cervicalgia in a Child Following Chiropractic Care – Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – 2016

The headaches that this girl was experiencing were worsening over 4 months, even after being checked by her family doctors and trying Tylenol.  Fortunately, she received Chiropractic care and improved in 3 weeks to the point where she wasn’t suffering from headaches anymore!

If your child is suffering with headaches in Mississauga, a Chiropractic checkup is a great place to start!

Dr. Callum Peever Chiropractor

Dr. Callum Peever is a Chiropractor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health.  He is also the active Co-President of the Halton Peel Chiropractic Society, Regional Director in Toronto for Activator Methods International, the past Director of the Halton Urban Core Community Health Centre Chiropractic Clinic, and a Clinical Instructor teaching the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique to fellow Chiropractors.


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