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Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) Chiropractic Care for Your Children

Dr. Helton has worked with many children in our clinic in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood). As a mother or father, there is no more terrible feeling than seeing your child in pain and being unable to do anything about it. Maybe you're nervous about the side effects of the medications or maybe even these traditional approaches to managing pain haven't helped. Recent research indicates that more parents of kids with chronic neurological conditions are using chiropractic and other noninvasive treatments to help their kids live normal, pain-free lives.

In one study of pediatric patients at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the authors looked at over 200 questionnaires completed regarding both male and female patients with an average age of roughly 10 years old. The conditions of the participants ranged from epilepsy to headaches to cerebral palsy.

The group discovered that around 60% of the parents questioned had sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The most widely used CAM treatments were therapeutic massage and chiropractic care. Multi-vitamins were the most used CAM supplements.

In the surveys examined, most participants reported that they found positive health results with CAM and appreciated the minimal or completely non-existent side effects. They also noted that if you do choose to use CAM products, it is always important to tell your primary-care provider .

In a previous study that involves the same two hospitals, specialists reviewed 939 questionnaires submitted by parents who had kids with serious symptoms. Just as before, the parents were in agreement that CAM supplements and treatments like chiropractic care were used quite often and very effective when working with children who suffered with chronic conditions. The ones reported in the study were ailments pertaining to cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, or respiratory issues.

Both of these reports point out the advantages of using complementary and alternative treatments like chiropractic care when helping a little one manage their long-term health issues. It offers an alternative that does not create adverse problems and focuses on total body wellness, making it perfect for children with chronic health issues.

You want the best for your kids and Dr. Helton is here to provide a natural approach to keeping your kids healthy. Give Dr. Helton a call today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment.


Galicia-Connolly E, et al. CAM use in pediatric neurology: An exploration of concurrent use with conventional medicine. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4).

Adams D, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use by pediatric specialty outpatients. Pediatrics 2013; 131; 225.

May 19, 2015

Dr. Helton

Dr. Helton, a Portland chiropractor, has been providing chiropractic health care and treatment for accident injuries for over 30 years. Dr. Helton specializes and is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of injuries from auto accidents. He has passed advanced certification training and testing by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in the evaluation, treatment, and management of injuries from whiplash and brain traumatology.