Children Suffering from ‘Wii-itis’? Try Chiropractic!

An article just indexed on Medline and published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine indicates that chiropractic care may be highly effective in caring for children with electronic game overuse injuries (a.k.a. “Wii-itis”).

The study, conducted at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, followed four children aged 3 to 9 years. The patients all had a triad of injuries commonly referred to as Wii-itis: 1) spinal pain, 2) spinal joint
dysfunction and 3) related extremity pain. They also reported prolonged playing of the Nintendo Wii.

All the children in the study experienced relief with Chiropractic care.

“Children in the new era of portable electronic devices are presenting to chiropractic offices with a set of symptoms directly related to overuse or repetitive strain from prolonged play on these systems,” conclude the study’s authors.

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine – June 2010;9:84-9.