Poor posture among children is incredibly common — heavy backpacks, iPhones, iPads, rapid growth, and the like all contribute to poor posture, and the results can be terrible for your child’s health. Left untreated, poor posture can result in a lifetime of unnecessary aches and pains according to Dr. Dee from Murfreesboro, TN.
Here are 3 reasons to check your child’s posture early and often:
1. Spinal Curvature – If the body succumbs to poor posture, the natural “S” curve of the spine changes shape. These vertebral subluxations can lead to pain, blood vessel constriction (which cuts off nutrient and oxygen supply to muscles), and nerve restrictions.
2. Neck and Back Strain – A misaligned spine adds stress and strain to the muscles supporting it. Over time, this causes neck and back pain, and causes the body to overcompensate in other areas.
3. Organ Function – Our skeleton is home to our internal organs. When this frame starts to take an unhealthy shape, studies show that this physical stress damages organs. A chiropractor will know exactly what to look for to insure your child’s skeletal frame is properly aligned.
Contact our office today for your child’s free consultation and schedule an appointment to have their spine posture evaluated!