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Kids' Spinal Health: Care Tips

teensChiropractic Care often hears, "Doctor, should my children be checked for spinal problems?" from concerned parents. We say "yes." Prevention is always the best type of treatment. As a parent, you want to know about any conditions in your child's spine that may cause pain, so you can do all you can to prevent or control it.
 
Did you know that there is a relationship between deconditioned teenagers and lower back pain? Juvenile disc degeneration in adolescents and young adults between 13 and 20 years was strongly tied in with a state of being overweight, low back pain, increased low back pain intensity, and [[diminished]] physical and social functioning. Furthermore, an elevated body mass index (BMI) was significantly associated with increased severity of disc degeneration. (1)
 
So, looking at the importance of such "juvenile" disc degeneration, you might wonder what long-term effects this might bring to a child here in Chicago. kids nutrition for spinal healthWell, consider this: Researchers write that an association between the progression of cervical disc degeneration and that of lumbar disc degeneration exists. When comparing healthy volunteers to patients with disc herniations in the low back and neck, the disc herniation patients show disc degeneration. This suggests that disc degeneration appears to be a systemic phenomenon, involving the entire spine. (2)
 
Kids in Chicago are no [[different]] from the kids in this study, so let Chiropractic Care check your kids out and get them on the right path to spinal health!
 
If for no other reason than to repress future serious spine pain, contact Chiropractic Care. Trust us to pinpoint, treat and divvy out wellness tips - like exercise, nutrition, and rest - on how to subdue such spinal conditions before they become a struggle for your kids in future years.
 
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