Eugene Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Eugene kids don’t think about it. Eugene parents don’t always think about it. But Eugene nutrition is important in Eugene kids’ spinal development and growth and Eugene chiropractic care. Good nutrition also encourages good spine and bone development which your Eugene chiropractor thinks about! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good Eugene nutritional foundation as a youth quite possibly leads to a healthier spinal life.


So what keeps Eugene young people and their Eugene parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is correct, no symptomatology, and misperception of nutrient sources. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows that a life experience draws awareness.


When do young people think about their nutritional status? At the same time it would get the attention of an adult - when there is pain. Amazingly, 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% 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, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic notices that Eugene kids with spine pain have some things in common that put them at risk for Eugene 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic evaluates Eugene back pain kids and adults to test for risks and set a treatment plan to thwart them from becoming painful realities.


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

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today!

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