Easley Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

June 13, 2017

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


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


When do young people think about their nutritional status? At the same time it would get the attention of an adult - when there is pain. Incredibly, 71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years say that they had at least one episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students describe cervical spine pain. 18% state low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) have more 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 describe, Young Chiropractic sees that Easley kids with spine pain have some things in common that put them at risk for Easley 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) 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. Schoolchildren with moderate and severe pain had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Young Chiropractic assesses Easley back pain kids and adults to examine for risks and create a treatment plan to thwart them from developing into painful realities.


What is a parent to do? Care for the kids and their Easley spines. Check with your Easley chiropractic physician. Set a treatment plan that motivates them to be more physical, eat more healthily, take supplements as needed, and be treated with spinal manipulation.It’s helpful!

Schedule a Easley chiropractic visit at Young Chiropractic today!