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Injury

How To Help Children And Youth Affected By An Injury

Falls/Injury To The Face, Head, Limb, Neck, Pelvis, Spinal Chord; Falling Or Dropping On Head Or Tail Bone; Being In Many Accidents; Experiencing Intense Pain After Injuries

Falls/Injury To The Face, Head, Limb, Neck, Pelvis, Spinal Chord:

Get a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Try to pick medical practitioners who know about the practices listed below and follow their advice on which ones to investigate. Often children & youth may seem to be okay, however challenges can occur later if the trauma is not released. Unreleased trauma like this can make living, learning and growing very difficult. Without help human bodies can store the results of injuries which can cause a lot of challenges later in life, sometimes years later. Unreleased injuries can cause behavior and learning challenges. They can also result later in learning challenges, memory challenges, perceptual challenges, movement challenges, digestive challenges, and sleep difficulties. Very often, children & youth’s bodies, minds and emotions tighten up in fear. This tightening up process can spread to other parts of the body and mind. Injuries can create fear.

Too often, parents and professionals overlook subtle signs and symptoms and do not provide experiences that can help children & youth release the negative effects of injury. Occasionally, children, youth and families can use old injuries as excuses and ways of avoiding the struggles of growing up and succeeding. Children & youth can also get in the habit of using repeated injury to the same body part as ways of getting attention.

Falling Or Dropping On Head Or Tail Bone:

The height of the fall is often less critical than the angle that the child or youth lands on in creating severe difficulties immediately of later in life. Too often, parents assume that the child or youth is okay if the child or youth gets up and moves around without reporting much pain. Parents are advised to watch out for new behavior difficulties or new learning challenges after such a fall--even years later.

Being In Many Accidents:

Having too many injuries and accidents can be an indicator of perceptual, coordination or emotional difficulties. It may indicate that the child or youth is preoccupied and not present or is subconsciously self-abusive and reckless. Without help, having injuries can become an habitual way of avoiding problems, avoiding success, and getting attention.

Experiencing Intense Pain After Injuries:

Without help in learning how to relax, intense pain can create more fear of future pain and can diminish the child’s full participation in life. Feeling pain intensely can be due to a combination of severe trauma, genetic factors, problematic breathing patterns, prolonged stress, excessive fear and an overall inability to relax.

Resulting In Becoming Unconscious:

Loss of consciousness is one of the body’s responses for protecting against further injury. Getting medical help as soon as possible is extremely critical. Maintaining soft and gentle physical, emotional and verbal contact with a child or youth in a coma is vitally important for the child or youth and the adults.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Western Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Craniosacral
  • Feldenkrais
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Light Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Herbology
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Support For Parents
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Expressive Arts
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • EMDR
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Craniosacral
  • Feldenkrais
  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbology
  • Flower Essences
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Nonviolent Communication

On Our Own We Would Try: • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Pets • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Seek medical attention immediately. Stay calm but take action. • Watch for long term effects so you can support full recovery of your child or youth. • Avoid frightening the child or youth or giving them excuses for acting or avoiding effort because of injuries. • Practice patience, compassion and encouragement for effort. • Ask your physician, public health department and local school about ways to prevent further injuries.

Check out: www.medlineplus.gov.

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