"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, Watertown teens find back pain and neck pain and leg pain and arm pain are more frequent than we did when we were young. Now, Watertown chiropractic is here to help, as expected, but why are these teens experiencing musculosketal pain and what can be done to help? Watertown Wellness Center brings to you 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 brilliant 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 Watertown Wellness Center is ready!
So bring your Watertown teens and their back pain to Watertown Wellness Center. We'll take care of them like they're our own. We'll analyze 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.
Watertown Wellness Center today.