Today we are going to learn about children and growing pains.
Growing pains usually affect both legs; the thighs, the calves or around the knees.
They can happen in kids between 4 and 12 years of age but they are not uncommon in teenagers.
They usually happen in the late afternoon or evening and they can wake up your child in the middle of the night. Some kids will have a lot of pain. Some will have a little. And some will have pain on a regular basis for a few days and some will have pain occasionally.
Growing pains can come and go over the years for no apparent reason.
There is no conclusive evidence linking growing pains to growth spurts.
But this is what your family doc will tell you is causing your child’s growing pains.
Instead, the supposition is they are the result of excessive childhood activities such as running, jumping and climbing.
Really?! Isn’t this just what kids do??
I don’t totally agree with this so I would like to offer you a different cause of growing pains for you to consider that may make more sense to you.
I have seen a lot of kids in my practice over the years and those with growing pains/leg pains all had one thing in common.
They all had postural distortions (spinal misalignments) in posture quadrant 3 – the lumbar spine (lowest 5 vertebrae) and the pelvis.
This is a very common place for everyone to have postural distortions.
And when you have postural distortions here, it will compress on the nerves that go from your back and down into your legs, and this is what will cause leg pains.
The fact is then, that growing pains in children are no different than sciatica (leg pain) in adults.
And it should never hurt to grow.
This is a basic physiological function and the reality is we are growing all the time even as adults.
So, if your kids are suffering from growing pains, I can definitely help!
All you have to do is call our office and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation.
These also include a detailed postural analysis. And yes we do offer family appointments.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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