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Richmond Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Richmond kids don’t think about it. Richmond parents don’t always think about it. But Richmond nutrition is important in Richmond kids’ spinal development and growth and Richmond chiropractic care. Good nutrition also encourages good spine and bone development which your Richmond chiropractor thinks about! Johnson Chiropractic shares nutrition whenever the opportunity rises. A good Richmond nutritional foundation as a youth potentially contributes to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents Richmond young people and their Richmond parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Expectedly the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is correct, no symptomatology, and misperception of nutrient sources. (1) Johnson Chiropractic knows that a life experience gets awareness.


When do young people think about 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 recount 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%) suffer more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers share, Johnson Chiropractic notes that Richmond kids with spine pain share some risk factors for Richmond back pain and neck pain.


What puts kids at risk of spine pain? Lots of things 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) Being inactive increases the odds of having neck and back pain in adolescents. (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. Schoolchildren with moderate and severe pain had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Johnson Chiropractic assesses Richmond back pain kids and adults to test for risks and create a treatment plan to prevent them from turning out to be painful realities.


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

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