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McHenry Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. McHenry kids don’t think about it. McHenry parents don’t always think about it. But McHenry nutrition is important in McHenry kids’ spinal development and growth and McHenry chiropractic care. Good nutrition also fosters good spine and bone development which your McHenry chiropractor thinks about! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic talks nutrition whenever the opportunity arises. A good McHenry nutritional foundation as a youth quite possibly leads to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents McHenry young people and their McHenry 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows that a life experience draws attention.


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 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%) 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, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notes that McHenry kids with spine pain have some things in common that put them at risk for McHenry back pain and neck 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. Schoolchildren with moderate and severe pain had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic evaluates McHenry back pain kids and adults to examine for risks and set a treatment plan to avert them from becoming painful realities.


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

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