Kids and nutrition. Sandy Springs
kids don’t think about it. Sandy Springs parents don’t always think about
it. But Sandy Springs nutrition is important in Sandy Springs
kids’ spinal development and growth and Sandy Springs chiropractic care.
Good nutrition also fosters good spine and bone
development which your Sandy Springs chiropractor thinks about!
Cross Chiropractic Center talks nutrition whenever the opportunity presents
itself. A good Sandy Springs nutritional foundation as a youth potentially contributes to a healthier spinal life.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOUTH BACK?
So what prevents Sandy Springs young people
and their Sandy Springs parents from thinking about their nutritional
status? Expectedly the same things that hold young adults back - belief
their diet is appropriate, no symptomatology, and misperception
of nutrient sources. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center knows that a life experience
When do young people consider their
nutritional status? At the same time it would garner the attention of
an adult - when there is pain. Incredibly, 71% of
schoolchildren aged 12-17 years report at least one
episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students report
cervical spine pain. 18% report low back pain. Older
adolescents (24.4%) have more cervical spine pain
than younger ones (11.9%). Older
adolescents (25.1%) experience more lumbar spine pain than
younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As
researchers describe, Cross Chiropractic Center notices that
Sandy Springs kids with spine pain have some things in common that put
them at risk for Sandy Springs back pain and
RISKS FOR Sandy Springs BACK PAIN
What puts kids at risk of spine pain? Lots of factors
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) Inactive adolescents have more cervical and lumbar spine pain than
active kids. (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) Cross Chiropractic Center assesses Sandy Springs
back pain kids and adults to evaluate for risks and set
a treatment plan to avert them from becoming painful realities.
WHAT TO DO
What is a parent to do? Care for the kids and
their Sandy Springs spines. Consult your
Sandy Springs chiropractic physician. Establish a treatment plan that motivates
them to be more active, eat more healthily,
take supplements as necessary, and be treated with spinal manipulation. It helps!
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit at
Cross Chiropractic Center today!