Does your child suffer from recurrent neck pain? Mechanical neck pain resulting from day to day activities? Which may be from poor ergonomics at school and home, extended use of iPads or laptops? This is an important article that could make the world of difference to them.
“Neck pain is the most common spinal pain in paediatric patients” (1,2)
As children are studying harder, and moving into a new generation where a lot of new technology is adopted, a lot of mechanical stress and ergonomic stress is placed on their spines. We have all heard about the “text neck” and other new age labels for issues that come about from extended use of technology.
But the good news is with correct management, mechanical neck pain issues can be minimised. In a recent literature article, where the study was a retrospective case series of 50 paediatric patients. Paediatric mechanical neck pain appears to be successfully managed by chiropractic care, with no serious adverse events. (3)
“It hurts me to see children in pain without any relief provided. As it limits the full expression of their capabilities and their enjoyment of life”
1.Mikkelsson M, Salminen JJ, Kautiainen H. Non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preadolescents. Prevalence and 1-year persistence. Pain. 1997; 73:29-35.
2. El-Metwally A, Salminen JJ, Auvinen A, Macfarlane G, Mikkelsson M. Risk factors for development of non- specific musculoskeletal pain in preteens and early adolscents: a prospective 1-year follow-up study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disord. 2007;8:46.
3. Cox, J., Davidian, C. and Mior, S., 2016. Neck pain in children: a retrospective case series. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 60(3), p.212.