Ask the Doctor
Q. My child has migraines—can chiropractic and acupuncture help them?
Dr. Robert Kuyper D.C.
Alternative Health Care Center
343 Quincy Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, SD 605-341-4850
A. Migraine headaches have many different causes, such as abnormal spinal curves, genetic components, hormone imbalances, heavy metal toxicity and food allergies/sensitivities. This is why it is very important to have a thorough exam before starting treatment for migraines. Migraines usually respond very nicely to chiropractic care. With a basic neck x-ray we can determine how well your child will respond to an adjustment. If there is no improvement after a few adjustments, we may look into more in-depth testing and determine different treatment options such as acupuncture. These tests may include genetic testing, food allergies/sensitivities testing, a hormone panel or a hair analysis to look for heavy metal toxicity such as aluminum, mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium. If you are concerned about your child’s migraine headaches or any other health issues, please give us a call to schedule an appointment. Alternative Health Care Center is your natural choice for health care.
Answer provided by Dr. Robert Kuyper D.C. at Alternative Health Care Center