Chronic pain in children soars

Chronic pain in children has gone skyrockets with an increase of 831% between 2004 to 2010. Interestingly, girls outpaced the boys at about 2 ½ to 1 and the average patient was a white girl about 14 years old with headaches, abdominal and musculoskeletal pain, and depression and anxiety, according to a study in Pediatrics. Half of these young patients were admitted from the ER into the hospital which brought secondary diagnoses of abdominal pain (39% of patients), mood disorders (28%), constipation (20%), nausea/vomiting/diarrhea (18%), anxiety and panic disorders (18%), and headaches (18%). A whopping 65% had gastrointestinal diagnoses and almost half had psychiatric diagnoses. Bottom line: Are the doctors making us better or worse? My recommendation – find a good nutritionist and make them your best friend.

It is our own doing and it's not getting better

It is our own doing and it’s not getting better

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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