"My neck hurts."
"My back hurts."
You'd anticipate these statements from a 30- or 40-something, but not a teenager! But it's more and more frequent today. Like other teens, West Des Moines teens find back pain and neck pain and leg pain and arm pain are more frequent than we did when we were young. Now, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa chiropractic is here to help, as expected, but why are these teens experiencing musculosketal pain and what can be done to help? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa proposes a few studies' findings to mull over.
Well, to begin with, a fascinating study that has followed kids born in 1986 to today was an ingenious endeavor! Its findings about 16 to 18 year olds report such pain in four main areas: back, neck, shoulder, and extremity. What are associated issues with adolescent musculoskeletal pain?
- Emotional problems (boys and girls)
- Behavioral problems (boys and girls)
- Long periods of time sitting (boys)
- Inadequate time sleeping (boys)
- Alcohol consumption linked with high pain probability
The researchers call attention to the strong overlap of emotional
and behavioral problems with musculoskeletal pain (like back pain, neck pain,
shoulder pain, leg pain and arm pain). (1)
Might Chiropractic Help?
Yes! Teens are more likely than younger children to seek chiropractic care, and most likely to seek chiropractic for their neck and back
pain which are increasingly prevalent conditions with them. (2) Chiropractic is most often sought for adolescents for skeletal pain (57%) and neurological issues (23.7%) (3), and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready!
So bring your teens and their back pain to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We'll take care of them like they're our own. We'll take a look at their physical selves and listen to them for clues to their emotional and behavioral selves. Our chiropractic treatment is gentle and effective for back pain relief, neck pain relief and arm and leg pain relief.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today.