By Dr. Floyd N. Michel, Jr.
Rutherford Allied Medical Group │ Calmare Therapy NJ

Youth is a powerful advantage when it comes to healing. Physiological processes and repair just work quicker and more efficiently in a young body, thus accelerating the healing process. An example of this can be found with our young RSD/RND patients with multi-extremity and spine pain who achieve rapid, whole-body relief by only treating their original injury site. We have treated patients as young as 12-years-old with successful outcomes. Click on Jamie’s image below to hear his mother, Joan, share her story:

 Children Living with Chronic Pain are Warriors

Mentally and emotionally, kids are fearless when it comes to facing pain head on and are often particularly well-versed about their specific medical condition. We have seen several teen patients who have been fighting the ravages of chronic pain for years, and yet, they don’t give up search for a solution. Amanda Davidson experienced severe RSD after lower extremity surgery. Prior to discovering Calmare Therapy, her pain was so debilitating that she was wheelchair-bound, at one point. Prior to coming to New Jersey, she and her mother, Jennifer, had traveled to the country’s top medical facilities seeking a solution, without success. Watch Amanda tell her experience here. 

 Parenting Children in Pain 

Finally, some parents can have a tendency to “over parent” a child suffering from chronic pain. They are frightened and desperate to help their children. As a result, this can often add additional stress for the patient. Parents should aggressively seek out the least invasive, most prudent solutions to help their child’s medical crisis. At the same time, it’s important to remember how desperately these special children just want to be treated like any other kid.

 About Dr. Michel

Dr. Floyd Michel, DC, has more than two decades of experience providing specialized chiropractic care for disorders of the spine and nervous system. He received his undergraduate degree from; served and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps; and graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, in 1983. Dr. Michel is board-certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He also completed several hours of postgraduate training in orthopedics at the National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.

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