juvenile idiopathic rheumatoid arthritis-- neck questions

My 13 year old son has been dx with juvenile idiopathic rheumatoid arthritis. He has been seeking chiropractic treatment both before and after his diagnosis, for about two months. He has seen significant improvement both wtih the medications from the rheumatologist & the chiro care.

My question---- at a recent visit, the rheumatologist said that he was fine with chiro care invovled for everything EXCEPT his neck. In my research, it seems that this is discouraged, but honestly I did not find a lot of information.

Are there any guidelines for juvenile chiropractic treatment for kids with RA? If not, could you suggest any questions that I should pose to our chiropractor and/or rheumatologist to get more information on this topic?

Thank you!!!

Posted By Ellen on December 01, 2011 at 09:25:21:

Indications: knee strains or sprains, chondromalacia, Osgood Schlatter's Disease (adolescent knee syndrome), swelling and edema of the knee, ligament instability, knee instability, recurrent knee pain, arthritis, degenerative joint disease.

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