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Vancouver Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Vancouver kids don’t think about it. Vancouver parents don’t always think about it. But Vancouver nutrition is critical in Vancouver kids’ spinal development and growth and Vancouver chiropractic care. Good nutrition also boosts good spine and bone development which your Vancouver chiropractor thinks about! Vancouver Disc Centers talks nutrition whenever the opportunity arises. A good Vancouver nutritional foundation as a youth quite possibly contributes to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents Vancouver young people and their Vancouver parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is appropriate, no symptomatology, and confusion over nutrient sources. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers knows that a life experience gets attention.


When do young people consider their nutritional status? At the same time it would garner the attention of an adult - when there is pain. Incredibly, 71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years report 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%) feel more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers share, Vancouver Disc Centers notes that Vancouver kids with spine pain share some risk factors for Vancouver 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. These moderate and severe pain schoolchildren had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers evaluates Vancouver back pain kids and adults to evaluate for risks and set a treatment plan to thwart them from developing into painful realities.


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

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