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Recently scientists have begun to examine the effects of children carrying heavy backpacks. What they have discovered is that carrying heavy backpacks may pose a serious threat to your child's spinal development.
Growing pains affect about 25% of children. A typical scenario is that a child will complain of pains in the front of their thighs, in the calves, or behind the knee in the late afternoon or at bedtime. The pain may even wake a sleeping child.
Recurring Ear Infections
An article in the Ladies Home Journal states, "Chiropractic care is thought to prevent recurrent infections by correcting misalignments (called subluxations) and allowing normal fluid drainage from the middle ear." What the article took special note of was that 6 months after the chiropractic care was given to the children in the study, 80 percent had not suffered a recurrence of ear infections.
The primary purpose of the immune system is to protect the body from anything that doesn’t belong to it. It is sort of like the warfare system of the body. Its mission is to seek, destroy and eliminate intruders of any kind, be they bacteria, virus, allergens, and foreign tissue such as with transplants or the body’s own debris from old cells or waste from chemical reactions. It does this with a variety of methods depending on its target.
If you have more questions or would like to learn more about kids and chiropractic, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Associations website at www.ICPA4kids.com