The Effects of Traumatic Head Injuries Among Children

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It may be surprising to think about children suffering traumatic head injuries. Unfortunately, it does happen. We are going to take a look at two such case studies of Dr. Erin Elster and how the injuries affected the children. Then, we will see how upper cervical care helped them.

Just Out Playing

In Dr. Elster’s first case, an 8-year-old boy fell hard on the playground at school. When he fell, he felt a tingling sensation in his legs and arms. He was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. He then began having loss of bowel and bladder control, causing him to run to the bathroom multiple times a day. This continued for 6 months.

Watching Television

The next case study is about a 6-year-old who was lying on the floor, and a television fell from the cabinet above him onto his face. He required surgeries to reconstruct the eye socket and the sinuses. After these had begun to heal, his mother noticed another problem. His behavior seemed to be changing. He was having double vision and chronic headaches. Doctors and neurologists felt the symptoms were permanent damage left from the head injury and nothing would be able to help.

Upper Cervical Care and Traumatic Head Injuries

The mothers of both of these boys decided to seek out the care of Dr. Erin Elster, who is an upper cervical chiropractor. An upper neck injury was present in both situations that went undetected by other doctors. By using digital infrared imaging and other similar techniques, Dr. Elster found the problem with both boys.

In the first situation, the boy’s bowel and bladder problems were corrected after just one adjustment. In the second case study, double vision, headaches, and any personality changes returned to normal after only a few weeks of chiropractic care.

Positive Results

As one can see, children can be at risk for serious injuries at times. However, the damage done does not have to follow them into adulthood. A simple neck adjustment may have them back to leading a care-free life in no time at all!

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Children|Comments Off on The Effects of Traumatic Head Injuries Among Children