Chiropractic treatment for growth pains is an alternative medicine that offers pain relief without dependency on over-the-counter medicine.
What causes growing pains?
Despite what the name suggests, these pains do not occur because of bone growth. There is no identified cause, but doctors have presented several theories for why children experience this.
Chiropractors look at the body as a whole rather than as a sum of parts. Although most growing pains occur in the legs, we know that the body can compensate in one area for stress felt in another.
Children experience growth in their spine significantly between ages 1 and 5, and then at a lesser rate from ages 5 to 10. If something disrupts their growth process, it may be causing them discomfort like growing pains.