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Posted on 12-06-2017

The Dangers of Head and Neck Injuries During Childhood

Children are rambunctious, active, and curious. They are also incredibly resilient. 

But sometimes, injuries happen, whether on the playground, on the athletic field, in a car accident, or even in and around your home or community. In many cases, this can lead to a head or neck injury, which can be quite frightening for the kid and parents alike. Fortunately, our Marysville chiropractor, Dr. Robert Clarke, has extensive training and experience working with this special population. 

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Common Types of Head & Neck Injuries in Children & Kids

Whiplash and concussions are the most common types of head and neck injuries. These commonly occur during sports, but can also happen if your child is a passenger of a child involved a road accident.

Symptoms of whiplash and concussions are quite similar (indeed, they often occur together). They may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, sleeping, or focusing
  • Impaired vision
  • Ringing in the ears

In addition to whiplash and concussions, other head and neck injuries including muscle strains and nerve impingement can lead to problems elsewhere in a child's body. Many times, a joint misalignment within the cervical area turns out to be the "hidden factor" leading to dysfunction. 

How Our Chiropractor in Marysville Can Help Your Kid After a Head or Neck Injury

Serious trauma to the head and neck in a person of any age requires emergent medical attention. But most of the time, head and neck injuries are not severe or life-threatening. This does not mean, however, you should ignore them or "wait and see" if they'll heal on their own. As soon as you suspect or know your kid has sustained a head or neck injury, you should consult with our chiropractor in Marysville as soon as possible. By getting earlier diagnosis and treatment, you are helping your kid avoid long-term complications from their injury.

Research shows that chiropractic care for children and teens is safe and effective. Dr. Clarke can help your son or daughter by providing a variety of specific chiropractic adjustments, including the Blair Upper Cervical technique, for which he is a certified practitioner. This technique helps realign your child's neck and upper spine, relieving pressure on spinal nerves, restoring normal alignment, promoting tissue healing, and reducing symptoms.

Looking Upper Cervical Care for Your Child? Contact Our Marysville Chiropractor Today

With over 300 hours of advanced training, our Dr. Clarke is an area leader in the diagnosis and treatment of upper cervical conditions among kids, teens, adults, and seniors. If your child has experienced a head and neck injury and you're concerned about their health, then contact Health First Chiropractic today by calling 360-658-1987.

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