The Importance of Good Posture in Kids

February 23, 2015

With our children spending so much time on electronic devices and carrying heavy backpacks these days, good posture is falling by the wayside. Not only do such actions lead to pain, it can also adversely affect their health.

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The spine is made up of three sections — cervical, which is the neck area; thoracic, which refers to the middle; and lumbar, which is more commonly referred to as the lower back. There are two natural curves in proper posture — one in the neck area and another in the lower back with the middle being the outward-facing portion of a curve. Bending over mobile devices, sitting improperly at a computer and carrying heavy backpacks can force the vertebrae out of their natural curves and cause nerve interference.

Since nerve interference interrupts vital communication between your child’s brain and body, this can lead to many issues including, but not limited to, pain symptoms, a weakened immune system and negative impacts on their vital organs. To help your child achieve the best possible health as they grow, ensuring they have good posture is essential.

If your child has poor posture, you should consider chiropractic care for children as a viable option. Your doctor of chiropractic can perform a full analysis of your child’s spine and determine a course of action to help correct their posture and remove nerve interference. This might involve targeted adjustments to properly align the spine and restore their natural curves. Performing these adjustments can reduce pain symptoms and restore proper communication between their brain and the rest of their body.

The bottom line in chiropractic care for children is this — if your child suffers from nerve interference due to poor posture, they’re better off without the nerve interference. Chiropractic Lifecare of America provides access to one of the largest networks of qualified chiropractors in the U.S. Call 800.775.7900 or contact us to learn how we can save you and your family up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care.

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