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!
Spengel Chiropractic talks nutrition whenever the opportunity arises. A good McHenry nutritional foundation as a youth quite
possibly leads to a healthier spinal life.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOUTH BACK?
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) Spengel Chiropractic 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. 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, Spengel Chiropractic notes that
McHenry kids with spine pain have some things in common that put
them at risk for McHenry back pain and
RISKS FOR McHenry 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. Schoolchildren with moderate and severe pain had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and
waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Spengel 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 TO DO
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!
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit at
Spengel Chiropractic today!