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Ashburn Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Ashburn kids don’t think about it. Ashburn parents don’t always think about it. But Ashburn nutrition is important in Ashburn kids’ spinal development and growth and Ashburn chiropractic care. Good nutrition also fosters good spine and bone development which your Ashburn chiropractor thinks about! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn talks nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good Ashburn nutritional foundation as a youth potentially contributes to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents Ashburn young people and their Ashburn parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is appropriate, no symptomatology, and misperception of nutrient sources. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows that a life experience draws notice.


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 report cervical spine pain. 18% report low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) are affected more by 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 describe, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn notices that Ashburn kids with spine pain share some risk factors for Ashburn 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) 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn evaluates Ashburn back pain kids and adults to evaluate for risks and create a treatment plan to prevent them from developing into painful realities.


What’s a parent to do? Care for the kids and their Ashburn spines. Check with your Ashburn chiropractic physician. Establish a treatment plan that motivates them to be more physical, eat more nutritiously, take supplements as necessary, and be treated with spinal manipulation. It helps!

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today!

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