Surprising Number of Preteens Have Chronic Headache

Parents underestimate preteen headachePreteens may experience headaches and neck pain far more often than their parents would expect. A Swedish study of 131 students ages 10-13 years old compared the spinal health of students with and without pain. A surprising finding was that parents significantly underreported their child’s experience of pain.

The study found a wide discrepancy between what the children and parents reported regarding the child’s health. Children rated their experience ...

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Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy?

pregnantyogaLow back pain can be a serious problem when you’re expecting: A recent study shows that 61% of women report back pain at some during pregnancy.

“Despite the apparent impact it has on women, many cases of low back pain of pregnancy go unreported to prenatal providers and/or untreated,” researchers publishing in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health wrote. Unfortunately, many conventional treatments for back pain (like drugs, surgery or steroid injections) aren’t ...

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Why Teens Shouldn’t Rely on Painkillers

teenheadacheIt seems as if you can’t check the news without finding at least one story of a life being lost to drugs. What is perhaps most concerning is that, all too often, the person who succumbed tragically for drug-related reasons is fairly young. And, a study released in the journal Addiction found that opioids — or narcotic painkillers like Vicadin, oxycodone, codeine, and morphine — are largely to blame.

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Doctors Writing Off Vitamin D for Asthma

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Is vitamin D the magical supplement for chronic inflammatory diseases? In the case of asthma, a new study says “no.” But there are reasons to assume the study didn’t examine the whole picture.

In this new study performed at 19 different hospitals in the U.S., patients were supplemented with 100,000 IU vitamin D once, and then 4000 IU daily for 28 weeks. The researchers reported that ...

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Headaches May Signal Serious Conditions in Pregnancy

Risks of Narcotics in PregnancyAs if raging hormones and growing pains weren’t enough, most pregnant women struggle with at least one bad headache or two. But a recent study from The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist suggests that not all headaches are created equal. In fact, some of them can even be signs of rare, serious conditions that require further medical treatment.

The literature review revealed that neurological issues are the third leading cause ...

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Teenagers: They’re in more pain than you think

teen-with-headache-2Although the analogy of “aches and pains” is often used to describe growing older, some researchers from Australia wondered how prevalent these issues are in adolescents. Shockingly, what they found is that our children may be in more pain than we realize.

For the purposes of this study, researchers reviewed a health survey of 404,000 school-aged children between nine and 17 years old. Boys and girls were asked about their experience ...

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New Relationship Found Between Antibiotics and Asthma

Asthma and Antibiotic StudyA new study suggests infants prescribed antibiotics have a higher risk of developing asthma later in childhood. However, the findings suggest that these children may have a specific genetic variation that increases their risk of asthma, rather than the antibiotics themselves causing the disorder.

Researchers from Manchester, London studied over 1,000 children from birth to age 11. They found that children with severe asthma at age 11 were more ...

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Case Study: ADHD and Migraine Improve with Chiropractic

Case Study: ADHD and Migraine Improve with Chiropractic Children who suffer with migraines have it tough. Not only do they have to find a way to deal with the throbbing pain coming from their head, but they may also experience behavioral or learning difficulties too. This can put them behind in school and in trouble at home, neither of which is a good place for a child to be.

Some researchers are ...

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