Children

OklaHaven

Our Have-A-Heart Campaign was a great success!

We raised $726!  Thank you to all those patients that donated.

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Dr. Bobby Doscher with Oklahaven patient

Dr. Bobby Doscher with Oklahaven patient Dr. Bobby Doscher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center in Oklahoma City, which is celebrating its 50th year of helping the severely hurt children return to health in a natural way. The center has never received state, federal, or United Way funding.

During Dr. Doscher’s thirty year tenure with the clinic, the center has received national and international recognition. She frequently lectures at chiropractic colleges throughout the world. She has also been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences, and has been invited to treat the damaged children in Jordan, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and across the U.S.

In 1992, the State of Oklahoma honored Dr. Doscher, proclaiming and designating a special day as “Dr. Bobby Doscher Day” in recognition of her relentless commitment in providing natural, drug-free health care for children.

To learn more visit www.chiropractic4kids.com

Colic & Chiropractic care

Chiropractic Adjustments Far Superior to Standard Medication (Denmark, 1999)

Infantile colic, which occurs in approximately one-fifth of newborns, involves prolonged, intense, high-pitched crying and is believed to be of gastrointestinal origin. In a Danish study at the University of Odense, Wiberg and colleagues performed a randomized clinical trial in which colicky babies were given either very gentle spinal manipulation or dime­thicone, an anti-foaming agent used in medical treatment of colic. Subjects were recruited by health visitor nurses from Denmark’s National Health Service, which integrates chiropractic care. Treatment lasted 2 weeks. By day 12, hours of crying decreased by 66% for the chiropractic group and 38% for the medication group.

Wiberg JM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N. The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: a randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999;22(8):517-522.

Chiropractic Care for Sports-Related Injuries in Children

Now that school is back in session- sports have begun. In the last couple of weeks I have had several children ranging in age from 3-16 years old with some subjective complaint related to an injury sustained from such sports as tee ball, football, tumbling, gymnastics, basketball and hockey.

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I recently read a very informative article by Claudia Arnig, D.C. called Sports-Related Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know. In this article Dr. Arnig gave some very interesting numbers that I believe all parents should know. It is estimated that 3.5 million children under the age of 14 receive some form of medical treatment for sports injuries each year. Also, the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine estimates that each year close to 212 million school days are missed by students who have sustained a musculoskeletal injury vastly attributed to sports-related incidents.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 300, 000 children and adolescents suffer from sports-related concussions each year. Concussion symptoms range from memory loss, chronic headaches, difficulty with concentrations to depression. These symptoms can manifest for months, even years following a severe concussion. Some parents even reported abrupt personality changes following a serious sports-related head injury.

Repetitive stress injuries to children’s developing spine and extremities can also develop in children who play sports that require the child to move one arm or leg repetitively over long periods of time like baseball, golf, and tennis for example. If their sport leans toward asymmetrical movements, children should be taught how to properly warm up and cool down through symmetrical activities to balance the body and minimize repetitive strain injuries.

Childen should also be taught the concept of pain and its importance as a warning signal from the body that something is wrong and needs to be checked out. Taking pain medication or OTC pain relievers will simply mask the problem and act as a band aid instead of getting to the root cause of the problem.

Children benefit greatly from regular spinal and extremity check-ups with their chiropractor. Rather than waiting for an injury to occur, chiropractic care can help children practice practical prevention strategies and develop better overall stability.

ref: Dynamic Chiropractic, August 26, 2009