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.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOUTH BACK?
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
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
RISKS FOR Sitka BACK 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 TO DO
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!
Schedule a Sitka chiropractic visit at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today!