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Sitka Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Sitka kids don’t think about it. Sitka parents don’t always think about it. But Sitka nutrition is critical in Sitka kids’ spinal development and growth and Sitka chiropractic care. Good nutrition also encourages good spine and bone development which your Sitka chiropractor thinks about! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good Sitka nutritional foundation as a youth potentially contributes to a healthier spinal life.


So what keeps Sitka young people and their Sitka parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is correct, no symptomatology, and misperception of nutrient sources. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows that a life experience draws notice.


When do young people consider their nutritional status? At the same time it would get the attention of an adult - when there is pain. Amazingly, 71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years say that they had at least one episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students recount cervical spine pain. 18% state low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) are affected more by cervical spine pain than younger ones (11.9%). Older adolescents (25.1%) suffer more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers share, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka notices that Sitka kids with spine pain share some risk factors for Sitka back pain and neck pain.


What puts kids at risk of spine pain? Lots of things like limited sun exposure, inadequate vitamin d diets, adiposity, lower physical activity, sedentary lifestyles, vitamin 25 (oh) d deficiency, and lower levels of calcium, creatine kinase, and lactic dehydrogenase. (2) Being inactive increases the odds of having neck and back pain in adolescents. (3) In an 8-month study period, 52.2% of schoolchildren had low back pain. 34% had moderate and 18% had severe back pain. More girls (36%) than boys (24%) report back pain. These moderate and severe pain schoolchildren had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka assesses Sitka back pain kids and adults to check for risks and create a treatment plan to prevent them from developing into painful realities.


What’s a parent to do? Care for the kids and their Sitka spines. Consult your Sitka chiropractic physician. Establish a treatment plan that motivates them to be more active, eat more healthily, take supplements as needed, and be treated with spinal manipulation. It helps!

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