School shopping is in full force -- summer activities are winding down and the sounds of excited children eagerly on their way to school are heard once again. There is more awareness of the amount of weight children are forced to carry back and forth from school and the growing number of injuries children are receiving because of that weight and the damage it can do to their growing spines. We at Foresight Wellness Center strongly encourage you to bring your children in for a spinal health checkup. Getting a spinal checkup can do wonders for your child’s posture, immune system, focus and development.
Chiropractic care is the best natural, non-invasive care for your child’s nervous system to be cleared of interference. Here are just 3 good reasons to have your child seen by a Doctor of Chiropractic:
1. Growing body of research showing negative impact of backpack use on children.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons studies showing a growing number of injuries to children. It is very important that your child’s backpack is properly suited to their growing body. The back pack should be worn over both shoulders to evenly distribute the weight and reduce stain to the back and neck. The weight should be no more that 10-15% of the child’s weight. Backpacks for School Gilbert AZ
The spinal column is made up of 33 bones with a disc in-between that acts as a shock absorber. When the backpack is too heavy or worn incorrectly, it can cause a child to compensate by walking hunched over and the spine to compress unnaturally. This can set the child up for years of health issues which may also include back and neck pain.
2. Sitting is to the spine as sugar is to the teeth.
We all know how important keeping the oral hygiene of our children at optimal levels, and the spine is even more important to body function than the teeth. It is vitally important to preserve the function of the spine by having your child regularly adjusted by the chiropractor.
Our modern environment seems to keep our kids awake and glued to social media at all hours of the night. A good night’s sleep is critical to keep the body rested and in good condition for study and work the next day. According to WebMD recommended sleep for 7-12 year olds is 10 to 11 hours and 12 to 18 year olds need 8 to 9 hours of quality sleep.
According to the President of the Chiropractic Council on Neurology, Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, “Sleep is the single most important function that positively affects brain function.”
For more information how you can reduce potential injuries to your child and to schedule a free consultation, call 480-525-7841. The doctors are Foresight Chiropractic are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal specialists providing very precise and gentle care for families for over 17 years – no popping or cracking! Come in with your backpack and let us check for proper fitting – make this the best health year yet when you partner with the valley's premier Wellness Center!