Children and Chiropractic:
Dr. Popowich is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist (ACNB.org) and completed his initial functional neurology training directly from Dr. Carrick who is the world leader in Functional Neurology and brain based therapies (Carrick Institute.org). Chiropractic Neurologist’s would best be described as experts in Functional Neurology because they treat functional deficits.
Dr. Popowich has also completed a clinical course in Child Development Disorders Certification. The program took place at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
The course was instructed by Dr. Robert Melillo from The Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Dr. Melillo is an internationally recognized author, professor researcher with an expertise in neurology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology, neuroscience and nutrition, parenting and childhood developmental disorders
This program offers non-surgical, non-drug treatments for child development disorders such as ADHD, dyslexia and other Development Disorders. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over the last 12 years, the Prevalence of Development Disorders (DD) has increased 17.1%—that’s about 1.8 million more children with DDs in 2006–2008 compared to a decade earlier prevalence of autism increased 289.5%, prevalence of ADHD increased 33.0%.
Dr. Popowich offers a no charge/no obligation consultation to parents who are interested to meet and discuss their child’s condition. This is a 20-30 minute meeting to address you needs, concerned and question regarding your child and to familiarize yourself with our office. Please call 203-304-9037 to set up this special appointment.
In addition to functional neurology Dr. Popowich also offers chiropractic care to children with sprains, strains and pain from injuries as well as from falls and other accidents and helping to improve the health of children with asthma, allergies, colic and other conditions.
Dr. Popowich understands the sensitivity of children and that some days they may be a little fussy and at those times it would be better to move forward at their pace and postpone chiropractic care to the next day or two.
Below is some information on chiropractic care for neck pain and headaches;
Preteens may experience headaches and neck pain far more often than their parents would expect. A Swedish study of 131 students ages 10-13 years old compared the spinal health of students with and without pain. A surprising finding was that parents significantly under-reported their child's experience of pain.
31% of children reported that they "often" had neck pain and/or headaches, compared with 6% of parents. Similarly 61% of children reported trauma to the head and/or neck region, but only 20% of the parents said that their children had experienced such trauma.
For more information on a specific condition or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Popowich at 203-304-9037