For decades, proper posture among children was a matter of aesthetics and social grace. While the term “proper posture” may bring to mind debutantes balancing books on their heads or boys standing at rigid military attention, they are actually some very valid health reasons to promote good posture among children. However, this can be a challenging endeavor. Our modern society does not lend itself to maintaining good posture, and it’s often all too easy for children to slump and slouch.
Fortunately, there is chiropractic care in Las Vegas available to provide an effective solution to your child’s poor posture. A chiropractor can evaluate your kid’s posture and offer safe, non-invasive treatment to address any issues. This will help to both eliminate and prevent a variety of back, shoulder, head and neck problems.
Good posture is about much more than simply sitting and standing up straight. Posture is about how you position and move your entire body, even unconsciously. The positioning of your head, spine and shoulders are all important, as is your gait, or the manner in which you walk. Humans should ideally have a gentle rolling gait with each side in proportion. An uneven gait or unnatural body position can be a sign of a problem and also may cause long term negative consequences for your child’s health.
Modern Challenges to Proper Posture
Some of the negative health effects that may result from a child’s poor posture include aggravation of scoliosis, pain, shoulder rotator cuff problems, and even difficulty breathing from a prolonged hunched over position. Additionally, problems often occur from an anterior, or forward, head position.
Kids today are often bent over computer keyboards or mobile device screens. When the head is held forward in relation to the neck, rather than in a straight line, weight on the neck is increased by several times. This may cause issues over time ranging from mild neck pain to compression fractures of the vertebrae.
Natural Chiropractic Correction
An experienced chiropractor can help improve your child’s posture in several ways, such as through the use of specialized exercises, gentle spinal and shoulder adjustments, and braces or other devices. Although full results won’t be immediate, you’ll notice improvement over time in the form of lessened pain and greater self-confidence for your child.
For children’s chiropractic care in Las Vegas, contact Grimes Family Chiropractic for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage.