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Largo Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. Largo kids don’t think about it. Largo parents don’t always think about it. But Largo nutrition is important in Largo kids’ spinal development and growth and Largo chiropractic care. Good nutrition also fosters good spine and bone development which your Largo chiropractor thinks about! Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good Largo nutritional foundation as a youth potentially leads to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents Largo young people and their Largo parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Expectedly the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is appropriate, no symptomatology, and confusion over nutrient sources. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows that a life experience draws notice.


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. Amazingly, 71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years say that they had at least one episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students report cervical spine pain. 18% tell of low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) have more cervical spine pain than younger ones (11.9%). Older adolescents (25.1%) experience more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers describe, Hollstrom & Associates Inc notes that Largo kids with spine pain share some risk factors for Largo 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc assesses Largo back pain kids and adults to check for risks and create a treatment plan to thwart them from turning out to be painful realities.


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

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