"My neck hurts."
"My back hurts."
You'd expect these comments from a 30- or 40-something, but not a teenager! But it's more and more common today. Like other teens, McHenry teens find back pain and neck pain and leg pain and arm pain are more common than we did when we were young. Now, McHenry chiropractic is here to help, of course, but why are these teens experiencing musculosketal pain and what can be done to help? Spengel Chiropractic proposes a few studies' findings to consider.
Well, first of all, an interesting study that has followed kids born in 1986 to today was an ingenious undertaking! Its findings about 16 to 18 year olds report such pain in four main areas: back, neck, shoulder, and extremity. What are concomitant 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 point out the solid 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 Spengel Chiropractic is ready!
So bring your McHenry teens and their back pain to Spengel Chiropractic. 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.
Spengel Chiropractic today.