Chiropractic Care for Pre-teen and Teenagers
As your child grows, other problems may arise. Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine which if not detected early may become a serious health threatening and disfiguring problem. It is important that, when present, it is caught before a child begins his or her “growth spurt” at approximately 12-16 years of age because scoliosis can progress rapidly during these years.
It is very important to make sure your child has a properly fitting back pack and understands the importance of wearing it correctly. Heavy book bags slung over one shoulder or heavy back packs not worn properly, increase the chances of developing Scoliosis and make its damaging effects more serious.
Sports – Football – Basketball – Skiing – Wrestling – Volleyball – Soccer – Horseback Riding – Tennis and the rest teach dedication and team work, but they can also be hard on your child’s body. The quarterback that gets mowed over by the linebacker, the basketball or volleyball player who lands hard on the floor, the rider who is thrown. Yes even the computer too! Way to many children sit at the computer slumped, despite parental admonitions to the contrary, or hunched over their hand-held games… We all get bumps and bruises growing-up, and no ones posture is always perfect, that is why it is so important to have your child’s spine checked at regular intervals along the way. Catching a problem and fixing it when it happens may save them a lot of pain and problems now and later in life.