Spinal health is important for all the family Spinal health is important for all the family

Spinal health is important for all the family

December 31, 2020

By Bethany Higgins: Chiropractor Victoria Point Chiropractic

It is so important to have our children’s spinal health checked. Many pains and symptoms that present in teenage years and adulthood initiate from abnormal muscular and joint stress in our younger years. This is often due to poor posture and/or previous injury.

As a chiropractor, I am seeing many young children and teenagers with posture worse than the ninety year-old patients I also see. Poor posture is not simply age related. Poor posture means the muscles and joints need to work differently. This means there is more abnormal stress on your spine and soft tissues, which can lead to early wear.

In recent years, our lives have generally become more sedentary. This is due to a variety of factors, including a shift to computer-based work, mobile phones and other mobile devices, readily accessible transport, television and gaming.

Your chiropractor can assess for scoliosis, poor posture, poor muscular function, poor joint motion and will be able to provide individual advice on how all members of the family can look after their spinal health and help prevent damage.

Particularly pertinent at this time of year, your chiropractor will also be able to provide advice on important health related matters, such as appropriate selection and wearing of backpacks, suitable exercise and how to exercise safely, postural and ergonomic advice for home, study and work.

Your chiropractor will certainly refer you or your family if you need further investigation or help.

Whilst pain is often treatable, it is best prevented.

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